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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Sunday, 29 March 2015

A Silver Surprise

Last night here in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
With the moths from the previous night still in tubs next to the trap I got only 4 moths last night but 50% of them were new for year.
Interestingly i recorded my earliest Silver-Y (previous earliest 05th May 2008)
I've never recorded one in April let alone March.
Must have got blown in from somewhere....

Catch Report -  28/03/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Silver-Y [NFY]
1x Clouded Drab
1x Common Quaker 

Micro Moths

1x Endrosis sarcitrella [NFY]


Endrosis sarcitrella

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