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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

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Friday, 30 April 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Thursday night

Warm and mild last night with abit of rain and plenty of new species for the year.
Managed some nice shots of the undersides of Red Twin-spot Carpet and a V-Pug.
The weekend doesn't look too good so I probably won't be trapping much for awhile now!


Pale Prominent

Brimstone Moth

Oak-tree Pug

Red Twin-spot Carpet

Waved Umber


Shuttle-shaped Dart
- Male

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 29/04/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Prominent [NFY]
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart [NFY]
1x V-Pug [NFY]
5x Brimstone Moth [NFY]
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet [NFY]
7x Waved Umber
3x Nut-tree Tussock
7x Hebrew Character
2x Oak-tree Pug
3x Brindled Pug
1x Double-striped Pug
1x Swallow Prominent
1x Early Grey
8x Common Quaker
1x Powdered Quaker

Micro Moths

1x Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella [NFY]
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Agonopterix heracliana

1 comment:

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