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

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Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year everyone

Merry Christmas to all the people who follow this Blog.

Hopefully I will continue with this Blog next year even though I will be technically, 'garden-less' still!

Caloptilia semifascia says have a Happy Xmas


  1. Luv it Ben, who would have thought it, a Santa Moth! All the best to you and your family...


  2. Happy Christmas Ben,love your Blog.
    Look forward to see more in 2011.
    John and Sue.

  3. A Merry Christmas to you too, Ben. Keep mothing in the new year!

    Bill (Surrey Moths & Butterflies blog)

  4. A merry christmas & a happy new year from me too Ben.

  5. Happy New Year Ben- Another great year's blogging!