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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Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Friday night

Another mild night with outbreaks of rain throughout the evning, not many moths about on inspection of the trap & sheet but 2 new for year's in the garden, singles of Shoulder-stripe and Lead-coloured Drab.
Luckiy I had a Clouded Drab for comparison.


Lead-Coloured Drab

Left: Lead-coloured Drab Right: Clouded Drab


Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 26/03/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Lead-coloured Drab [NFY]
1x Shoulder-stripe
1x Twin-spotted Quaker
5x Hebrew Character
2x Clouded Drab
4x Common Quaker
1x Early Grey

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

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