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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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Catch Report - 18/06/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Well the weather has really turned once again, blowing a gale most of the night and temperatures down to a chilly 10c (being positioned on a hill doesn't help matters) still a very pleasing catch with 3 new species for the year, Large Twin-spot Carpet, Clay and Scoparia pyralella.

Catch Report - 18/06/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Farmland/back garden

Macro Moths

1x Large Twin-spot Carpet [NFY]
1x Clay [NFY]
10x Nutmeg
1x Ingrailed Clay
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
3x Flame
43x Heart & Dart
6x Brown Rustic
5x Dark Arches
4x Heart & Club
1x Elephant Hawk-moth
2x Common Footman
7x Uncertain
4x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Flame Shoulder
1x Rustic
2x Burnished Brass
1x Common Wainscot
1x Common Swift
1x Double Square-spot

Large Twin-spot Carpet


Large Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

1x Scoparia pyralella [NFY]
2x Celypha lacunana
2x Cnephasia sp.
4x Chrysoteuchia culmella

2x Crambus perlella
1x Celypha striana

Scoparia pyralella

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