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

Monday, 11 May 2015

An improvement at last.

Last night I tried again in the garden, and after a lovely warm and sunny day the sky clouded over...the breeze dropped and temperatures stayed well about double figures.
By 5am this morning it was nearly light and a quick check of the thermometer revealed 10c.

The catch wasn't huge but it didn't have to be, with several new species added to the year list I was more than happy with 14 moths of 12 species.
Both Least Black Arches and a Pammene (which needs to be checked) were new moths for the garden, Macro no.270 and Micro no.227

Pammene confirmed as Pammene argyrana, a new species for me.


Catch Report -  10/05/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Least Black Arches [NFG]
2x Waved Umber [NFY]
1x Cinnabar [NFY]
1x Buff-tip [NFY]
1x Bright-line Brown-eye [NFY]
1x V-Pug 
1x Brindled Pug


Micro Moths

1x Pyrausta aurata [NFY]
1x Pammene argyrana [NEW!]
1x Elachista apicipunctella
1x Endrosis sarcitrella
2x Epiphyas postvittana

Pammene argyrana











Waved Umber










Cinnabar










Buff-tip











Least Black Arches

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