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, 6 April 2016

Check those hidey holes!

Another night trapping in the garden and another early rise to see what I would be greeted by, plenty was the answer and a good variety of the typical expected Spring-time species.
Best moth of the night was another Pale Pinion, the second this year so far and a completely different moth from the last going on the subtle differences in markings.
I had tallied up 15 moths of 7 species initially this morning but, as you do I checked underneath the tub that shields the electrics for the trap and I finally found where the rest of my Clouded Drabs had ended up! With four just sitting there backed up by a fresh Chestnut...One unfortunately was deceased.

20 moths of 9 species was very pleasing for my tiny garden.


The weather towards the end of the week looks set to be a very mixed bag with some lovely sunny spells and torrential rain as possible with the temperature getting cooler for the night which isn't ideal for mothing.



Catch Report - 05/04/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brindled Pug
1x Pale Pinion
5x Common Quaker
3x Hebrew Character
3x Small Quaker
1x Chestnut
4x Clouded Drab
3x March Moth

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

Clouded Drabs & Chestnut











Pale Pinion

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