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

Friday, 5 June 2015

Tipping the ton with 1's and 2's

Well I have reached the sum of 100 species so far this year, with most of the species last night in ones and twos. 
It has taken far longer than any other year on record to reach this amount by nearly two weeks (second to worst year 2013).

New moths for the year included both Marbled and Tawny Marbled Minor, Green Pug, Common Marbled Carpet and Mottled Pug.

The weather has been warm and fine during the day, clouding up early afternoon and then clearing at around 6pm making the night clear and a little cooler than I would like at times. This coupled with a full moon has probably put a dent in numbers in an already poor year for Lepidoptera.

Catch Report -  03/06/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Common Marbled Carpet [NFY]
1x Green Pug [NFY]
1x Mottled Pug [NFY]
1x Marbled Minor [NFY]
1x Tawny Marbled Minor [NFY]
3x Bright-line Brown-eye
2x Common Swift
2x Vine's Rustic
2x Garden Carpet
2x Rustic Shoulder-knot
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Heart & Dart
1x Iron Prominent
1x Flame Shoulder
1x Orange Footman 
 

Micro Moths

1x Epiblema cynosbatella
2x Epiphyas postvittana

Green Pug










Mottled Pug

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