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, 16 April 2016

From the garden trap

I trapped last in the garden on Wednesday night, and haven't tried since because i've either been out on trips or the weather has been absolutely ridiculous for this time of year.
Today for instance was 3 degrees at 11am with flurries of sleet infact parts of Lincolnshire this morning woke up to an inch of snow!
I did manage a healthy 18 moths of 7 species including a year-first Grey-pine Carpet which took a lot of coaxing to flatten out for a photo!
Hopefully will try trapping again on Sunday night.

Catch Report - 13/04/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

1x Grey-pine Carpet [NFY]
4x Common Quaker
5x Hebrew Character
2x Clouded Drab
3x Early Grey
1x Double-striped Pug

Micro Moths

2x Emmelina monodactyla
 
Grey-pine Carpet
 

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