Welcome

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!

KEY

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

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Catch Report - 05/07/20 - Bright & Breezy

Another night and a few more year-listers added to the garden list.

The weather had been fairly breezy on the 5th, but warmish and bright, and with a low of 12 degrees it was still a little cool at night for the beginning of July!

The best moth of the night was only my 2nd ever garden record of Lobesia abscisana.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 333.

Only New For Year Species Reported


125w MV Robinson Trap min 12c at 4:00am

Catch Report - 05/07/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts


Macro Moths

Dot Moth 1 [NFY]
Double Square-spot 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Acleris variegana 1 [NFY]

Lobesia abscisana 1 [NFY]
Lozotaenia forsterana 1 [NFY]

Acleris variegana

Dot Moth

Double Square-spot

Lobesia abscisana

Lozotaenia forsterana

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