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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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Bits and bobs from Back garden and Parents farm

Just a quick update, had a walk around the garden and also the farm and found some more new species for the year.
I am struggling with the 2 Mompha species found in my garden, they are probably just Mompha subbistrigella, but one is very colourful for that particular species.

I shall be back up there tonight with the Herts moth group.

06-06-13 - Braughing Farmland - Daytime netting

1x Crambus lathoniellus
2x Silver-ground Carpet
7x Cinnabar
1x Epiblema costipunctana
2x Epiblema cirsiana
10x Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana
1x Mompha epilobiella

07-06-13 - Back garden - Daytime

1x Argyresthia trifasciata [NFG]
2x Mompha sp [NFG]
1x Angle Shades

Epiblema costipunctana

Epiblema costipunctana

Mompha epilobiella

Argyresthia trifasciata

Mompha sp

Mompha sp 2


  1. The Mompha species look like "subbistrigella", but then again "sturnipennella" is very similar

  2. Thanks Trent, I think they are both well-marked subbistrigella's