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

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Catch Report - 08/03/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

A poor night by recent standards, considering it stayed above 6c all night.
The next trapping will be on sunday 11th and hopefully I will trap more than just 6 for 11 hours of light!

Catch Report - 08/03/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

2x March Moth
1x Small Quaker
1x Common Quaker
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Diurnea fagella [NFY]

Diurnea fagella

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ben, sorry to be slow in commenting this season but it's a tonic to read about your catches and I am lost in admiration for your methodical approach which you combine with making things lively and fun. I like the moving strip of pics across the blog to too.

    Your Dotted Chestnut fills me with envy. I wonder if I will ever get one of those in Leeds. Moths seem to be moving about and defying the Waring and Townend boundaries more than ever, so here's hoping. For now, I am more than satisfied with my first Oak Beauty, even if it is 'common'.

    Thanks too for your very much appreciated corrections to my bungles with Quakers, Drabs etc

    Warm wishes