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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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Huntingdonshire Wood 16-08-12

Had a trip to a private wood in Huntingdonshire just a few days after my holiday, I was exhausted to say the least, but it was worth it!
Not a huge amount of moths but we got what we came for, the White-spotted Pinion.....all 14 of them! it's a cracking looking moth and looks like nothing else with it's rich chocolate brown forewings.
Other good species of note were loads of Magpie Moths, Black Arches and the rarely seen August Thorn.

White-spotted Pinion

White-spotted Pinion

August Thorn

Black Arches

Magpie Moth