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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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Agonopterix liturosa - another good record for Hertfordshire

Found this whilst packing away the egg cartons some 3 hours after turning off the trap! very lucky indeed that it didn't blow away, it's about the 6th or 7th County record for Hertfordshire and a first for me, well chuffed!
And it joins a good list of Agonopterix's that i've seen over the year's!

Agonopterix liturosa

Waaaay back in : 2008

Agonopterix alstromeriana

Agonopterix heracliana

A year on and 4 more added to the list : 2009

Agonopterix arenella

Agonopterix nervosa

Agonopterix purpurea

Agonopterix subpropinquella f.rhodochrella

2010 : just the one addition

Agonopterix ocellana

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