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

Thursday, 17 December 2015

It has been awhile

..Since my last update.
I have continued to trap in the garden but sparingly at the most, using both my MV Robinson and the 40w Actinic homemade trap. 
Although there has not been much to report, I felt like I needed to pull my finger out and update my blog.
So here are my recent catches in date order


Catch Report -  06/12/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths


None Recorded

Micro Moths
 

2x Epiphyas postvittana
2x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Tachystola acroxantha 
 

Catch Report -  08/12/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - Kitchen Light

Macro Moths
  


1x Winter Moth

Micro Moths
 

None Recorded
 

Catch Report -  09/12/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

   

2x Winter Moth

Micro Moths



1x Emmelina monodactyla


Catch Report -  11/12/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - Kitchen Light

Macro Moths

   

1x Winter Moth

Micro Moths


None Recorded


Catch Report -  16/12/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths


Winter Moth

Micro Moths
 

2x Acleris schalleriana
1x Acleris notana/ferrugana 


Recycled picture alert!

Acleris schalleriana

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