Welcome

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!

KEY

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

Moths Flying in October

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Still struggling

It's not really happening here yet in my back garden in Stevenage.
I don't think I've ever ran the trap as less as I am lately due to awful weather

I was pleased to record 3 Twin-spotted Quaker's which is a rare moth here in my garden with only 3 previous records over 5 Springs.

Things will hopefully pick up soon.

Below are my three most recent efforts as we move into April.

Catch Report - 22/03/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Chestnut 1
Satellite 1
Small Quaker 2

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Catch Report - 26/03/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Chestnut 1
Clouded Drab 1
Common Quaker 2
Hebrew Character 3
Oak Beauty 1
Small Quaker 2

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Catch Report - 02/04/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Early Grey 1 [NFY]
Twin-spotted Quaker 3 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 1
Common Quaker 3
Hebrew Character 1
Small Quaker 1

Micro Moths

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1

Clouded Drab

Oak Beauty


Twin-spotted Quaker



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