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

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Friday, 17 May 2019

Bramfield Woods recent finds - 13/05/19

A few recent finds from Bramfield woods, with 5 new species added to the site list.
A pleasant walk around in the sunshine yielded many species of moth.

Of note..

Argyresthia conjugella, two fresh examples beaten from Rowan.

Phyllonnorycter lautella, 2 specimens netted flying in the sunshine, common in mine form but scarce to see the adults in the daytime (New to me). 

Hysterophora maculosana, upto 20 specimen flying in the sunshine over Bluebells, several also swept from the foodplant (New to me).

Speckled Yellow, first UK examples with many sighted flying rapidly in sunny glades.

Site list now at 119.

Argyresthia conjugella 2
Bucculatrix albedinella 1
Bucculatrix ulmella 3
Cameraria ohridella 2
Common Carpet 2
Cydia ulicetana 5
Eulia ministrana 1
Glyphipterix simpliciella 3
Gracillaria syringella 1
Hysterophora maculosana 20
Micropterix calthella 15
Nematopogon swammerdamella 5
Parornix sp 1
Phyllonorycter harrisella 1
Phyllonorycter lautella 2
Pyrausta aurata 1
Speckled Yellow 6

Argyresthia conjugella

Argyresthia conjugella

Bucculatrix albedinella

Cydia ulicetana

Gracillaria syringella

Hysterophora maculosana

Hysterophora maculosana - Female

Phyllonorycter lautella

Speckled Yellow

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