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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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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Daytime lure action take two

During last Saturday day-time I popped the EMP Lure out for the Emperor Moth and was rewarded with another two Emperor Moths, that makes 4 this year so far.

Lure was put out at 2:30pm and the moths arrived at 3:00pm and 3:15pm

There was also a Ruby Tiger that seemed very keen on the scent and flew straight past it into the hedge, probably chance but interesting all the same. 

This wouldn't be the first time that the lure has attracted other species, including Butterflies on occasions that were probably getting mixed signals! 

Here is a link to a quick video of the first Emperor attracted


Catch Report - 05/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - Daytime

Macro Moths

Emperor Moth 2
Ruby Tiger 1

Ruby Tiger

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