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

Monday, 2 January 2017

Welcome to 2017! + Final moth round-up from November

Happy New Year to all of my bloggers and followers, lets hope this year is great for recording whatever wildlife you can find :)
Here is a brief summary of catches from November.
Highlights were a few Sprawlers, always a pleasure to see these extremely streaky moths and I was lucky to see three different specimens in November.
Other notables were my latest record of Barred Sallow on the 14th of November.


Catch Report - 10/11/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Sprawler 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Catch Report - 12/11/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

None Recorded!

Micro Moths

Emmelina monodactyla 1

Catch Report - 14/11/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Barred Sallow 1
December Moth 1
Feathered Thorn 2
Sprawler 1

Micro Moths

Acleris sparsana 1
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Epiphyas postvittana 1

Catch Report - 15/11/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

November Moth 2
Sprawler 1

Micro Moths

Acleris schalleriana 1
Epiphyas postvittana 2

Sprawler











Emmelina monodactyla


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