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

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Thursday, 22 October 2009


Went to the Wood again, but probably shouldn't have, given the teperatures were down to 2.5c by the morning! not much about but 2 new species added to the site list and one species, the Mottled Umber I've never seen in my Garden.

Catch Report
- Parndon Wood (SSSI) - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Mottled Umber

November Moth sp.

Macro Moths

4x Mottled Umber [NFS]
1x November Moth sp. [NFS]
1x Red-green Carpet
1x Satellite
1x Brick
1x Feathered Thorn

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