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

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Friday, 19 April 2019

Emperor returns for it's third successive year!

Today when I returned back from the Zoo, I popped my new EMP lure out in the garden hanging from a wooden cane and in a black mesh bag.
The lure went out at exactly 3pm

I waited, and waited and waited a bit more. 
The at 4:55pm, nearly two hours later I was greeted by the sight of a beautiful but confused Male Emperor Moth.
This is the 3rd year running i've recorded it here, and my 4th garden record.

A few quick photos after netting him and popping him briefly in the fridge to settle, and then he was off zooming across the back fence to 'hopefully' find a real mate this time.

Always a joy to see.

Garden species no.41 for the year.



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