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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 in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Essex

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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Friday, 13 June 2014

A few extras the night after...

A brief post and a relatively small list of extras trapped the night after the 10th, compared to the next post I will be making...it may take a while!

Lovely to get another 6 additions to the garden year list.

Trapping again in the garden on Sunday night.


Catch Report - 11/06/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Oak Beauty [NFY]

1x Beautiful Hook-tip [NFY]
1x Beautiful Golden-Y [NFY]
1x Fan-foot [NFY]
2x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Light Emerald
1x Buff-tip
1x Flame Shoulder
1x Poplar Hawk-moth

Micro Moths 

1x Ditula angustiorana [NFY]
1x Coleophora sp [NFY]
2x Aphomia sociella
3x Celypha striana
1x Phyllonorycter harrisella

Beautiful Golden-Y










Coleophora sp










Ditula angustiorana










Beautiful Hook-tip

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful Golden-Y in the garden.......still waiting for this. They seem to be quite scarce in my immediate locality. All the best,

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  2. Hi Matt, surprisin because they are quite a regular around here. The Plain one is the scarcer one. Cheers. Ben

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