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

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

A slight improvement

Abit better last night, with clear skies (typical) at dusk I could feel another temperature dip coming on, but I awoke at 6am to comlete cloud cover as expected from the forecast.
Best moths were a single mint Light Brocade and a Brown Rustic, both garden firsts.
Pale Mottled Willow turned up again, quite a regular moth in my new location. Previously on the farm my only record of it, trapping in two years was on the 31st October 2011.

Catch Report - 10/06/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x Brown Rustic [NFG]
1x Light Brocade [NFG]

3x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Pale Mottled Willow
2x Heart & Dart
2x Green Carpet
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro moths

1x Mompha subbistrigella

Light Brocade

Brown Rustic

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