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

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Catch Report - 01/11/19 - Stevenage - Back Garden

A great catch last night here in Stevenage, North Herts 24 moths of 17 species, was my best November catch of all time here. New for year was Sprawler. Min 12c and breezy.

Not much to report lately, so it was nice to finally dust the camera off again!

Feathered Thorn



Silver Y


Plutella xylostella

Tachystola acroxantha


  1. A good night there Ben. I am on Calderdale Moths, do the Rishworth posts if you don't know who I am.

  2. Thanks Edward. Things have gone very quiet here now!

  3. Same up here. Nothing at all this December. Won't stop snowing as I write this.