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 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.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Saturday, 22 November 2014

A very short post

Hello all.
A quick update from the week just gone.

I ran the trap on Wednesday night (well I swapped my 125w MV bulb for a 40w Actinic because a) to try another light source and b) to save a bit of leccy in the process)
The return was just a single Sprawler, oddly exactly the same as a friend of mine in Rayleigh.

Better was 3 Emmelina monodactyla's and an Angle Shades at works 30w Security light....how odd that this attracted more in a town centre than my Actinic and MV efforts recently!

I got a report of a White Ermine just a few days ago from David Kirk in Hemel Hempstead, and a few more reports of Pale Brindled Beauties....nature definitely is totally and utterly confused this year!

I won't bore you with comparisons of epic proportions, but last year did fare better in my garden during November as this post proves 
http://bensale-essexmoths.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/moths-stay-quiet-during-chilly-nights.html



And here are some pictures to remind us of how good a year we had in Herts...


All that sorting out...Wife was very pleased









Mothing on the farm in Braughing













Part of the haul (245+ species night)

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