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My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world.
The reason I do it....you never know what you might find when you open up that trap!
I hope to show what different species inhabit our Country by getting people aware of what is out there.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden here in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.

Thanks for looking & happy Mothing!

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NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

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Thursday, 4 June 2020

Two Phyllonorycter species confirmed by dissection

A bit late posting this.

Two garden Phyllonorycter species were dissected by Graeme Smith a while back, one being completely new for the garden, Phyllonorycter esperella.

The other species was Phyllonorycter leucographella, which came to the pheremone lure for Palpita vitrealis (This lure is also attracting quite a few Argyresthia cupressella).
I was pretty sure it was this species, but being attracted to a lure, I just wanted to make sure it was 100%

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 198.

Phyllonorycter esperella

Phyllonorycter leucographella

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