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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.

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

Monday, 25 May 2015

Day-flying bonanza on a single patch of Daisies

Hello all.
Today in the garden whilst having a trim and a de-weed I noticed that a small patch of around 12 Daisies were out in full bloom in the middle of the lawn.
On closer inspection I counted two Adela rufimitrella's feeding from them and so these 'weeds' suddenly evaded my clippers....so I continued to weed around the edges and I thought, I wonder if they are still there.
They were indeed and now accompanied by up to 12 other individuals, they were dancing around this small patch of Daisies, courting and eventually mating! It was fascinating to watch that I had to try a bit of dodgy filming.

Naturally I didn't have the heart to mow the lawn!

That's not all, on two more Daisies I found the a new moth for the garden, well two Glyphipterix simpliciella's sitting there merrily and nectaring away.

Hoping to run the trap tonight.

Daytime - 25/05/15

2x Glyphipterix simpliciella [NFG]
14x Adela rufimitrella

Adela rufimitrella










Glyphipterix simpliciella











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