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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!

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

Monday, 19 April 2021

Moth species no.31 for the year (indoors)

Moth trapping in my North Hertfordshire garden has been really poor this last week, with me lighting up just 3 times in 9 days, Two of the occasions I only managed one moth at a time! the other session was hardly any better (Just 4 moths of 3 species).
Not one has been new for the year either... i'll keep trying now and then, but it's a bit futile at the moment, with warm days and stone cold nights.
 
As I was just getting ready for bed, I spied something on the ceiling.. usually these are spiders or flies, and very rarely moths, but this time it was indeed a moth, and o dear, a Brown House Moth!
 
Still, who was I to be sniffing at a new for year species! 
 
I have also had conirmation back of my suspected Caloptilia honoratella's from my garden, courtesy of Colin Plant and Graeme Smith. 3 were dissected and came back as honoratella (3 last year and 1 last year) all from my garden!

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 31. 
 
Stevenage, North Herts
 

 


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