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

Sunday, 8 January 2017

And the year starts!

Welcome all to 2017 and even more imporant, welcome to the moths of the new year.
Last night after quite a dull and wet day I decided that as the temperature rose to 10 degrees and expected night-time temperature wasn't supposed to get lower than 7, I thought it might be worth a punt in trying for my first moth records of 2017.
Expecting nothing at all (Which is pretty standard for my garden during the winter months) I was pleasantly surprised to find 2 moths in the trap and one on the alighted fence nearby.
3 species were observed as follows.


Catch Report - 07/01/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Mottled Umber 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Acleris schalleriana 1 [NFY]
Epiphyas postvittana 1 [NFY]
 
Acleris schalleriana













Mottled Umber










Epiphyas postvittana
 

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