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, 16 March 2021

Latest from the traps at home & away

Well the wind calmed down eventually over the last few days, and on Sunday night it was just about warm enough to chance a trapping effort in the garden, only 4 moths ventured out.

Last night however was much calmer, with just a hint of breeze and mild at a minimum of 7 degrees and a big contrast of 31 moths of 8 species.

Highlight of the night was only my 4th garden record of Twin-spotted Quaker, a really pale specimen.

At work there wasn't much at all last night, but a nicely marked Common Quaker caught my eye.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 22. 


14/03/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Common Quaker 2
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 1
 
Micro Moths
 
None Recorded!

15/03/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap
 
Macro Moths
 
Twin-spotted Quaker 1 [NFY]
Chestnut 1
Clouded Drab 1
Common Quaker 6
Hebrew Character 4
March Moth 2
Small Quaker 16

Micro Moths
 
Amblyptilia acanthdactyla 1
 
15/03/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Common Quaker 6
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 2
Small Quaker 1

Micro Moths
 
Emmelina monodactyla 1 

Clouded Drab

Common Quaker

Twin-spotted Quaker


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