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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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Right on que for March

Yesterday it was a mild and balmy 12 degrees with little wind but unfortunately plenty of rain! The temperature did drop to 5c this morning and the wind had increased so I wasn't expecting much if anything at all, so I was pleasantly surprised to find 6 moths in and around the trap.
Four of them were March Moths (They must have knew the date) and incidentally four is the most i've trapped in one sitting in the garden.  

Catch Report -  01/03/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths


4x March Moth [NFY]
2x Common Quaker

Micro Moths


None Recorded!


March Moth
 

6 comments:

  1. Still not had March Moth over here; Brindled Beauty as you know the 1st Pug of the year for me.

    Changed the blog address Ben to www.themothtrap.blogspot.com

    Ta Lee

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  2. Interesting overlapping wings on that fellow

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  3. Thanks Lee, will add it now. Yes Simon, quite unusual stealth fighter appearance!

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  4. I struggle for March Moth in my backyard. Didn't record it last year

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  5. Hope you get one this year buddy.

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