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!


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NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Some Pupa waiting to emerge

Black Arches Pupa

Unknown Pupa, maybe a Burnet Moth?

Here are two Pupa that I have in a small tub indoors, one I found on the inside of my car door, haven't a clue why it chose to spin its silky cocoon there but I thought i'd rescue it as it might get squashed by clumsy old me! the Pupa in question is of the Black Arches Moth, which should be hatching anytime soon!
The second I found whilst walking through Marshland, i'm pretty sure its a Moth Pupa......we shall see what hatches from it, and I shall take it back to where it belongs.


  1. The 2nd one is a Burnet sp, Ben. Should be emerging anytime now.
    The Black Arches is an odd looking pupa.

  2. Thanks Dean, yes after some research I found it in the end!
    The Black Arches hatched yesterday evening, a stunning heavily black-banded form, shall post up when I get time.