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

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Friday, 21 June 2013

A few more for the garden, but numbers dropping rapidly

Nowhere near as good last night with only about 20 moths but I did manage a few garden extras.
With the previous nights catch in pots the list was as follows....

Moths have not obliged for photos this morning! And one sadly keeled over aswell in one of the pots, how odd.

Catch Report - 20/06/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x White Ermine [NFG]
1x Yellow Shell [NFY]

1x Light Brocade
2x Willow Beauty

5x Brown Rustic
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Light Emerald
1x Vine's Rustic
3x Large Nutmeg
2x Rustic Shoulder-knot

Micro moths

1x Celypha striana [NFG]
1x Phyllonorycter harrisella [NFG]

2x Eudonia mercurella

Celypha striana

Phyllonorycter harrisella

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