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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!

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, 19 March 2017

A little break

After a two-night break I was back in the saddle and ready to catch some more moths, unfortunately the weather wasn't to be on my side and we have had really strong winds these past few days and last night was again very gusty but incredibly mild at 11c this morning at 6am.
Just 7 moths were found, all in the trap with nothing on the fence panels around the garden or on the house wall, a little disappointing to say the least but I was pleased to get a year first Agonopterix alstromeriana, never common here with between 1 and 3 records a year but it is consistent in that i've seen it 6 years running here. 
I'm hoping the wind will die down a little for tonight...and then it's back to cooler weather come next week!

Catch Report - 18/03/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Clouded Drab
2x Common Quaker
2x Hebrew Character
1x Small Quaker
 
Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix alstromeriana [NFY] 
 
Agonopterix alstromeriana
 

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