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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Sunday, 14 March 2010

The Garden Moth Trap

Well I decided to run the Moth Trap in my Garden all night for the first time as conditions were favourable.
Although I managed 2 Moths of 2 species which although is something, is still relatively poor compared to the same night last year in similiar weather conditions which saw 28 Moths of 8 species

2010 Catch - Hatfield Broad Oak - 13/03/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Satellite

Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix heracliana

2009 Catch - Hatfield Broad Oak - 13/03/09 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Clouded Drab
2x Oak Beauty
7x Common Quaker
3x Small Quaker
6x Hebrew Character
1x Dotted Border

Micro Moths

2x Agonopterix heracliana
5x Emmelina monodactyla

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