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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Some recent Moths

Here are some i've trapped recently, best one of all was Niditinea fuscella, a new species of clothes moth that I found in my bedroom! Arghhh! otherwise very quiet and the weather hasn't been very nice and not worth trapping in.

Cabbage Moth - not a common species for me, 1 or 2 per year.

Flounced Rustic - A common species this time of year.

Square-spotted Clay - The best marked example yet!

Magpie Moth - Second brood, just as stunning.

White-point - A regular migrant.

Agriphila straminella - Just emerging, very common.

Niditinea fuscella - The new species of the week.


  1. Hi Ben, our straminellas are about finished!

  2. wow really! only just started here 2 weeks ago :o