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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Thursday, 19 May 2016

A few more for the records

On Monday night I ran the trap in the garden on a relatively clear but warm night, the moon was up and at about half now and I wasn't that hopeful of anything much in the trap come the morning.

To find 4 new for the year was a bit of a surprise, but numbers were still low with just 9 moths of 7 species.

Finally something big arrived, a Poplar Hawk-moth. This time last year I had recorded 5 of 3 species of Hawk-moths!
Catch Report - 16/05/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths

1x Poplar Hawk-moth [NFY]
1x Yellow-barred Brindle [NFY]
1x Bright-line Brown-eye [NFY]
1x Common Swift [NFY]
1x Garden Carpet
2x Brimstone Moth

Micro Moths

2x Epiphyas postvittana

Yellow-barred Brindle

Bright-line Brown-eye

Common Swift

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