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.
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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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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Elachista humilis - A painful dissection by GJS

I netted an unfamiliar Elachista from Bramfield Woods on the 17th of May.

The moth looked right in the hand for a tentative humilis, but it would need checking.

The moth was duly sent to Graeme Smith and word came back that it wouldn't be an easy dissection! So thank you to Graeme for doing this one for me, a 4th County record for Hertfordshire and new to me.
Next time, i'll send a Stigmella (As despite the size it will be easier, apparently :/ ).

Elachista humilis

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