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

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Scraping at the barrel...

Quite literally, and just bits and bobs from my garden recently.

On the 20/03/20 I found 4 Diplodoma laichartingella larvae in my garden, I don't often see the adult (Just twice before) All cases were exited sadly, maybe older than last years.. who knows.

Last night (30/03/20), I blanked. 
Well I thought I did. Setting up this evening for another cold night I was just putting the actinic tubes together on the cross-member and a really tired Satellite fell into the paml of my hand! 

I'll take that, it not only saved me from a blank but it was also a new moth for the year.

The third interesting thing, was that after sighting several Ruby Tiger caterpillars crawling across the patio since last October, it was great to find a cocoon attached to one of our outside chairs, the pupa is wiggling well and I look forward to it emerging soon.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 30. 

Diplodoma laichartingella

Ruby Tiger Pupa


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