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, 26 February 2017

An unexpected moth haul

To be honest I was over the moon as sad as it sounds for just 4 moths in my trap last night..expecting nothing as it was very windy and quite cool this morning under clear skies.

I got...

1x Common Quaker [NFY]
1x March moth
1x Dotted border
1x Chestnut


Well actually the Common Quaker wasn't easy to identify for one main reason, it looked like it had been through a mangle.
But...with the aid of my specimens of Common Quaker in my cabinet I was able to identify it from underneath.
Another example of how important entomology collections are!


Bedraggled Common Quaker













The underneath was the key













March Moth













Chestnut

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