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

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Coldest Spring for 20 years possible?

Well, night time temperatures for sure! Only a few nights here has it been above 8 degrees, mean night-time temperature for the first part of April has been between -4c and 5c, utterly rubbish for moths in my garden.
I now sit 16 species down on last years balmy lockdown Spring, things should pick up soon hopefully.

I am however lucky to work at a cemetery with lots of open green space and on my lunch break on Friday, I took a litter-picker and a few pots and picked up some rubbish around the place, tapping a few Yew and Holly hedges as I went along
I was rewarded with a site first Gracillaria syringella that was disturbed from a mature Holly hedge.

Gracillaria syringella


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