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, 17 April 2020

The dear little mint moth

I just so happened to check one of the shrubs in the garden this afternoon opposite our mint patch, and was rewarded with a mint moth gracefully sunning itself on one of the bright green leaves, I gently potted it up and was able to tap it out onto my chosen piece of bark for a quick photograph.

Merely a minute later and he/she was on it's way...back to the same bush!

I often get them sunning themselves on the bright green leaves throughout the Spring and Summer and they are always a joy to behold watching them flittering around the garden.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 57.

Pyrausta aurita

 

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