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

Friday, 7 May 2021

Warming up!

But getting wetter, tomorrow that is.
 
Today on my lunch break, I had a half hour wandering around the wildflower areas where I work, I am very fortunate to work where I do, and to enjoy my hobby inbetween jobs.

7 species was very pleasing, the usual early season day-flying set, if a few weeks behind during a delayed Spring that we seem to be experiencing this year.
 
Some of them were very lively, so photographing them was hit & miss!
 
Bishop's Stortford, East Herts - 07/05/21

Elachista rufocinerea
Epiblema sticticana
Incurvaria masculella
Mother Shipton
Nematopogon swammerdamella
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella
Tischeria ekebladella

Tischeria ekebladella

Elachista rufocinerea

Epiblema sticticana

Incurvaria masculella

Mother Shipton

Nematopogon swammerdamella

Phyllonorycter quercifoliella


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