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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

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Lunchtime Longhorns

Around lunchtime today two Longhorns were observed in the garden, the yearly regular Adela rufimitrella and a new one for the garden and probably equally as common, a lovely fresh Nematopogon swammerdamella, making it Micro no.230 for the garden and the 5th new Micro moth species this year.
The trap will be on tonight as it looks relatively mild and the wind is steadily dropping now.
Rain tomorrow and into next week doesn't look too promising though.



Adela rufimitrella











Nematopogon swammerdamella

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