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!


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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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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Dot Moth emergence

One of the commonest moths in the garden at the moment, but a chance find of a freshly emerged Dot Moth whilst weeding the garden.
I kept visiting it during the showers that we are experiencing today to take photos of the stages of development.
It was very strange to see it hanging upside down under our garden table in a Butterfly pose sheltering from the torrential rain.


  1. Great find, Ben. Fantastic to witness a process unfold which so often goes unseen :o)

  2. Thanks Lucy, I have seen it a few times but never had a camera with me. I hope you are keeping well.