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

Monday, 3 May 2021

Narrowing windows for opportunity, 'May' it be better soon?

Well the weather has still, been far from anywhere near perfect for moths. As I type, the rain is coming down hard, and the wind is whipping up, so no light on tonight.
The rain we most definitely need, just not all at once otherwise it will just run off the dry and baked soil.

Last night it was a minimum of 6 degrees, so I tried again in desperation.

There were 6 moths of 5 species in and around the trap with two new ones added to the year list, Frosted Green and Shuttle-shaped Dart.
Things are so far behind, that there were two fresh Early Grey's, these are usually finished here now!

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 38.

02/05/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Frosted Green 1 [NFY]
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1 [NFY]
Double-striped Pug 1
Early Grey 2
 
Micro Moths
 
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
 
Frosted Green

Shuttle-shaped Dart

 

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