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

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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Catch Report - Tuesday 29th September 2009

Last night produced a great haul in the Back Garden! a mild night with plenty of activity, the pictures shiow the beauty of the autumn Moths!

Catch Report
- Hatfield Broad Oak - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Red-line Quaker

Spruce Carpet

Blair's Shoulder-knot

Beaded Chestnut

Macro Moths

3x Spruce Carpet [NFY]
1x Red-line Quaker [NFY]
6x Barred Sallow
6x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing
8x Lunar Underwing
1x Turnip Moth
4x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
5x Common Marbled Carpet
8x Willow Beauty
1x Pale-mottled Willow
3x Blair's Shoulder-knot
1x Sallow
4x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Pink-barred Sallow
2x Beaded Chestnut
1x Lime-speck Pug
1x Straw Dot

Acleris emargana

Micro Moths

1x Acleris emargana [NFY]
3x Acleris sparsana
1x Acleris aspersana
1x Ysolopha sequella
1x Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth
1x Endrosis sacritella White-shouldered House Moth

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