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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!

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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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Friday, 2 April 2021

Moths at work - 31/03/21

I left two traps on at work on Wednesday night afer a fairly muggy afternoon strimming.
 
Upon leaving work it felt very humid, and I was sure that I would get a few moths.
The temperature did drop overnight and it felt rather chilly upon arrival to sort through the first trap with my collegue.
A good selection of moths were noted and writen down, and then photographed on my tea break.
 
Highlights were a lovely fresh Early Thorn and yet another Acleris literana.
 
31/03/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap and 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Clouded Drab 2
Common Quaker 10
Double-striped Pug 6
Early Grey 6
Early Thorn 1 
Hebrew Character 7
Oak Beauty 1
Pine beauty 4
Red-green Carpet 2
Small Quaker 12

Micro Moths
 
Acleris literana 1
Acleris notana/ferrugana 1
Alucita hexadactyla 1
Emmelina monodactyla 8
Endrosis sarcitrella 1
Epiphyas postvittana 1
 
Acleris literana

Acleris notana/ferrugana

Alucita hexadactyla

Early Grey

Early Thorn

Epiphyas postvittana

 

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