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.

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Thanks for looking & happy Mothing!


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Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Sallow's by dusk

Well the Copper Underwing picture I managed to mess up and lost interest so I started this one, entitled 'Sallow's by Dusk'
The picture depicts a Centre-barred Sallow (Bottom left) and a Barred Sallow (Top right)
This was done at work so its abit of a rush job.

Sallow's by dusk


  1. Hi there! This is good - you'll be replacing the Waring, Townend, Lewington book before long. I'm getting Sallows too - they cheer up the generally grey contents of the trap at the mo (along with last night's brill Red Underwing) All v best M

  2. Thankyou Martin, well i'm not quite up to those superb paintings just yet! though given time and effort I would like to do more drawing, maybe in the winter months when the Moths are sleeping :)