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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!

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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

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Herts Moth Group Field Trip to Gadesprings - Hemel Hempstead

The Herts Moth Group assembled at Gadesprings Watercress Beds for the final trapping session of the year and as it goes with pre-planning trips months in advance, we quite nearly froze to death from the cold conditions and heavy dew.
We ran about 12 lights at the reserve, running adjacent to the nearby Grand Union Canal and in a field the other side of the reserve. 
We were in high anticipation of at least some moths turning up but expectations weren't high but we did manage to show people some specimens.

The list below is just from the 5 traps that I ran on the night with help from guys setting everything up with me.

Catch Report - 25/09/16 - Gadesprings Watercress Beds - Hemel Hempstead - 2x 125w MV Robinson Trap 1x 160w MBT Robinson Trap 1x 80w Actinic Briefcase Trap & 1x 40w Actinic/26w BLB Trap

Macro Moths - 16 Species

Barred Sallow 3
Brown-spot Pinion 1
Bulrush Wainscot 1
Garden Carpet 1
Large Ranunculus 1
Large Yellow Underwing 5
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
Lunar Underwing 6
Merveille du Jour 1
Mouse  Moth 1
Red-green Carpet 1
Rosy Rustic 2
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
Small Square-spot 1
Snout 1
Square-spot Rustic 1

Micro Moths - 1 Species


Epiphyas postvittana 3

Rosy Rustic














Mouse Moth


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