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

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Sleeping Satellite and other moths

Tasmin Archer probably wasn't talking about a moth when she sang the lyrics 'Sleeping satellite' but it reminded me of the song as I spotted a skulking Satellite at the bottom of my trap, she was so docile and very sleepy probably due to the freezing misty conditions that awaited me on Tuesday morning.
Not much else to report unfortunately well at least it didn't take long to count the contents of the trap!

Catch Report -  12/10/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Satellite
1x Yellow-line Quaker
2x Green Brindled-crescent
2x Barred Sallow
1x Beaded Chestnut
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
3x Large Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

2x Epiphyas postvittana

Satellite

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