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

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Tieing up odds and ends whilst we endure the worst start to Summer.

Very little to report my end.
The last few trap outings have been soggy and messy with just a couple of moths added to the year list.
In fact, i've hardly run my trap since last week it really hasn't been worth it when I have!

A hint of migration last night with 3x Plutella xylostella.

Other than that, it's been really dross and i'm hoping next week after copious amounts of wind and rain, that we will see some lovely fresh emergences.

Below are recent bits and bobs.

Bordered White picture (Missed from the mega Bramfield Woods night on the 1st of June).

The less common form (for me) of the Common Marbled Carpet.

Eudonia pallida found whilst walking through local grassland.

10/06/19 - Scoparia ambigualis 1 [NFY]

10/06/19 - Grey Dagger 1 [NFY] 

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 165.

Common Marbled Carpet

Bordered White

Grey Dagger

Eudonia pallida

Scoparia ambigualis

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