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

Monday, 31 May 2021

Garden Moth Trapping - 28/05/21

Still quiet in the garden here in North Herts, but plenty of new moths for the year tally. 
I've also had a further two Pammene suspectana to the FUN lure, one had unfortunately been ravaged by a spider by the time I got to it.
That's 3 this year alone, some people have had upwards of 7! I will get these dissected by Graeme Smith soon.
 
We still need warmer nights, the maximum it's been here is 11c at night, not bad but pales in comparison to other years at the end of May.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 70.

28/05/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
 
Macro Moths
 
Common Pug 2 [NFY]
Common Swift 1 [NFY]
Red Twin-spot Carpet 1 [NFY]
Treble Lines 1 [NFY]
Brimstone Moth 3
Garden Carpet 2
Pale Tussock 1
Rustic Shoulder-knot 6


Micro Moths
 
Aphomia sociella 1 [NFY]
Endrosis sarcitrella 1 [NFY]
Epipyhas postvittana 1

28/05/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts -Daytime to FUNebrana Lure

Pammene suspectana 1

30/05/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts -Daytime to FUNebrana Lure
 
Pammene suspectana 1
 
Aphomia sociella

Common Swift

Pammene Suspectana

Red Twin-spot Carpet

Damn...

Treble Lines

 

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