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 here in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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!


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

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Friday, 13 March 2009

Catch Report - Friday 13th March

Had an hour's session at local Woodland this evening, unfortunately it got very breezy and a bitterly cold wind started to sweep through the wood, this in-turn put the Moths off abit as they flapped about all over the place!

Still not a bad catch for this time of year and had two Engrailed being new for this year.


Catch Report - Hatfield Forest - 40w Actinic + Sheet

  • 18x Common Quaker
  • 2x Engrailed [NFY]
  • 5x Small Quaker
  • 1x Hebrew Character
  • 7x Oak Beauty
  • 1x Lead-coloured Drab
  • 1x Yellow Horned
  • 1x Small Brindled Beauty
  • 1x Twin-spotted Quaker


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