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.

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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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Monday, 22 February 2016

The moth drought is over?

Hello all.
After 17 days and 6 trapping efforts and catching nothing but flies, finally this morning I was greeted by three moths to the Actinic.
I had been alternating between the MV and the Actinic tube just to see if it made a difference. The last two nights were very mild but ridiculously windy, and I can only assume that the wind easing overnight made the moths venture out.
The drought is over but we are about to get a cold blast so the trap will be off this week I presume.

Catch Report -  22/02/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 80w Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

2x Common Quaker [NFY]
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Chestnut and Quaker's

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