Welcome

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!

KEY

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

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Bits and pieces, drips and drabs

A quick catch up from me, 2 new for year species added on Wednesday night and a few from work as well on Thursday night.
Even daytime temperatures are struggling here with around 12-14c currently and nights hovering around 7 degrees so it's far from ideal mothing conditions yet. 

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 50.

12/05/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
 
Pale Tussock 1 [NFY]
Spectacle 1 [NFY]

13/05/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap 

Brimstone Moth 1
Swallow Prominent 1

Brimstone Moth

Pale Tussock

Spectacle

Swallow Prominent


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