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, 30 March 2012

Catch Report - 29/03/12 - Braughing Farmland/Garden

A very cool and chilly night and subsequently not many moths found this morning by recent standards.
But a bit more variety made up for the lack of numbers including only my second ever Pine Beauty and a garden first!
Also two Emmelina monodactyla and a single Brindled Pug (yes my first garden Pug of the year!) made up the other new species for the year.

It was also nice to see the spotless form of Twin-spotted Quaker as well.

Catch Report - 29/03/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Pine Beauty [NFY/NFG]
1x Brindled Pug [NFG]

4x Twin-spotted Quaker
56x Small Quaker
12x Common Quaker
23x Hebrew Character
21x Clouded Drab
3x March Moth
1x Engrailed
4x Satellite
1x Red Chestnut

Micro Moths

White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella [NFY]
1x Agonopterix heracliana
1x Diurnea fagella

Pine Beauty

Brindled Pug

Emmelina monodactyla

Twin-spotted Quaker ab.immaculata

White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella


  1. That P.B is a cracking moth...I got 1 last year and 2 the year before, so I'm hoping one turns up in the garden again very soon.

  2. Thanks Trent
    They are so lovely and so uncommon it is unbelievable!
    Nearly summer, I see some people are already trapping Muslin Moth and V-pug!