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

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Moths again!


Apart from the 4th of February where I had a Spring Usher to the kitchen windows I haven't bothered to run my trap as it just hasn't seemed worth it, until last night!

Bad news first though...the new led streetlamps along the bridleway at the back of my garden are on all night! (I was laying in bed last night conjuring up ideas of 'dimming' them and the best I came up with was to attach a car sponge to my 9 metre fishing pole and paint them brown like they have been mud splattered...it's a plan) The good news though I actually had some moths to count this morning and no less than an average year at this time of year (so maybe I shouldn't worry about these new led streetlamps)
Species count for the year up to 8.

Catch Report - 14/02/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Chestnut [NFY]
2x Pale Brindled Beauty
1x Spring Usher
 
Micro Moths

1x Acleris notana/ferrugana [NFY]

Chestnut













Acleris notana/ferrugana

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