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

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Catch Report - 16/11/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Not a bad night by recent weather conditions with 7 moths last night, including 3 more Scarce Umber's which was a nice surprise, having never recorded this species in the previous 5 years, to get 4 over 2 nights is pretty special.

Catch Report - 16/11/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

3x Scarce Umber

1x December Moth

1x Sprawler

1x November Moth

1x Feathered Thorn

Micro Moths

None Recorded

Scarce Umber


  1. Hi Ben,

    I'm surprised you don't get a lot more. I dropped a small actinic in local woods last week and trapped 6. I have only recorded 1 in the garden in 3 years, but they seem to be more a deciduous woodland species- Where you are in Herts, I think you'll trap them in good numbers every year.

  2. Cheers Matt, yes it is the first year that i've trapped at my new area, having moved back home to parents.
    Yep hope I see a few more, but December's are doing just as well, already have 3 tonight so far which is promising.