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

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Monday, 19 October 2015

An improvement in numbers

More than I expected this morning in and around the trap with a total of 23 moths of 11 species, not bad at all for my garden this time of year.
The only species new for the year were four November moth species. Still No Merveille du Jour, Mallow or Dark Chestnut and I expect Mottled Umber and Sprawler in a week or two.
The cloudy nights are still paying dividends it seems, I may try again on Tuesday night.

Catch Report -  18/10/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

4x November Moth [NFY]
1x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Red-line Quaker
2x Green-brindled Crescent
2x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Angle Shades
3x Chestnut
2x Lesser Yellow Underwing
3x Common Marbled Carpet

Micro Moths

3x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Acleris sparsana

Angle Shades

November Moth sp

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