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!


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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Agonopterix ciliella - 17/07/16 - Braughing Farmland

Hello all.
I finally got round to checking some of my specimens.
This Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella was trapped on my parents farm on the 17th of July and was retained to confirm which species it actually was.
I can now confirm that it is indeed Agonopterix ciliella and a first for the farm and my firs Herts record after checking countless specimens.

From external observations, the moth seems to have a slight purplish tinge to it though this may no be consistent among all specimens.

Photos of the specimen are below.

Agonopterix ciliella

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