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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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Warm sunny days, chilly cold nights

And that has been the theme all week! Really nice warm days but cold and clear nights not helped by the fact that we have got a super moon above us at the moment rising at about 8pm and setting well 8am!
It wasn't spectacular this morning in the garden but I did get two migrants and a year first Green-brindled Crescent.

Catch Report -  29/09/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Green-brindled Crescent [NFY]
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Engrailed
2x Angle Shades
2x Barred Sallow
2x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Brimstone Moth
5x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Lesser Yellow Underwing
1x Vine's Rustic
3x Lunar Underwing
1x Square-spot Rustic
1x Silver-Y
2x Common Wainscot

Micro Moths

1x Plutella xylostella
2x Acleris variegana
1x Acleris sparsana 

Acleris sparsana


Green-brindled Crescent

Plutella xylostella

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