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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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A few hours walk around Hexton Chalk Pit

I joined fellow friend and County Moth Recorder Colin Plant for a wander around Hexton Chalk Pit on Sunday afternoon for a few hours, Colin had already done some field work there early afternoon, but with the windy conditions it was far from ideal.
It was however really mild and temperatures got to just shy of 21 degrees by 4pm.

It was great to see Cauchas fibulella still present amongst the Germander Speedwell, a quick few flicks of the net over the foodplant, yielded 2 examples

In total we saw..

1x Common Carpet
1x Grass Rivulet
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet
1x Green Carpet
3x Small Purple-barred
1x Cydia nigricana
2x Cauchas fibulella
4x Pyrausta nigrata
A few Dingy Skipper
Small Tortoiseshell
Red Admiral

Cauchas fibulella

Cydia nigricana

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