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

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Thorndon Country Park - Monday 20th July 2009 (Macro Moths)

Enjoyed a trip out to the rich and varied Thorndon Country Park in Brentwood tonight, Abit breezy when we arrived but the sky had clouded over, a few spots of rain then the wind dropped away completely, it looked such a perfect night for 100's of Moths....well we didn't get hundreds but what we did get was some stunning species including a few local and scarce species.

The rarest of the night being a Tree-lichen Beauty, a scarce immigrant to our shores, what a stunning colour! (shame about the chip in his wing)

Backed up by a first for both of us, a Barred Hook-tip, backed up by first's for me in the shape of Large Emerald, August Thorn, Common Lutestring, Lunar-spotted Pinion and
Scalloped Hook-tip

Most numerous Moths of the night were Yellow-tail (20+) and Black Arches (10+)
Catch Report to follow......

Tree-lichen Beauty

Scalloped Hook-tip

Large Emerald

Barred Hook-tip

August Thorn

Buff Footman

Common Lutestring


Lunar-spotted Pinion

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