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!


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

Saturday, 30 May 2009

In the life of a Green Oak Tortrix

Pupae Case

Green Oak Tortrix
Tortrix viridana

I collected two rolled up Oak leaves about 3 weeks ago now, I knew something was inside because the next day I checked the pot and there were distinct caterpillar pellets all around the pot and a few days later a pupa case was noticed peeking through each rolled leaf.
Faboulous I thought but I was still none of the wiser what spcies it was.

Yesterday though all was revealed as two Green Oak Tortrix (Tortrix viridana) emerged, really chuffed and a new species, just for getting off my backside and finding a few leaves.

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