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

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Chewy Moth

My quietness has been a result of mixed thoughts, it has been either too cold, too windy or too wet, the latter I still trap in and after having a few batterings over the past two weeks it was time to fire the old girl up and actually see if anything was still out there.
Three moths was all I could muster on Thursday night, about average from what others have been catching so I can't moan and I know plenty of you have had empty traps on some occasions.

With Star Wars season nearly upon us and not Christmas (I refuse to put my decorations up just yet) The head of the December Moth reminded me so much of probably the most annoying character in the Star Wars universe, hairy Chewbacca.
It was a nice big fat female December Moth to boot. I can remember vividly seeing my first female, so this is only my second ever in 9 years.

I will try again into next week as milder air pushes up from the continent once more.



Catch Report -  26/11/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

 
1x December Moth
1x Mottled Umber

Micro Moths
 

1x Epiphyas postvittana

December Moth and Chewbacca 













Separated at Cocoon?

1 comment:

  1. "Separated at Cocoon" lol. The resemblance is uncanny ;o)!
    Good luck next week, Ben.

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