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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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Emperor Moth eggs have hatched

Last Thursday morning, I checked the tub that contained the Emperor Moth eggs and to my excitement all 14 had hatched. 
A few days on and they are doing well, although some have tended to wander away from the food plant and sit there for awhile.
Also today there is a slight difference in size between a few of them...I hope they will all make it.

They are currently outside out of the sun munching on Bramble.

I have also attached a few pictures of my second Oak-tree Pug for the year and the Red Twin-spot Carpet, both caught on Thursday night.

Red Twin-spot Carpet

Emperor Moth - 1st Instar

Oak-tree Pug

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