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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

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Monday, 19 April 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Sunday night

Another beautiful day and some cloud cover (or ash?) at last as the day was drawing to a close. Temperatures hovering around 9c for a few hours, this morning dropping to 4c.
But it was all worth it, as I discovered a new garden record, a Lunar Marbled Brown! also new for the year were Double-striped Pug and Waved Umber.
Also finally some Micro Moths were recorded, albeit common species.


Lunar Marbled Brown

Double-striped Pug

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 18/04/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Lunar Marbled Brown [NFG]
1x Double-striped Pug [NFY]
1x Waved Umber [NFY]
1x Clouded Drab
2x Powdered Quaker
13x Hebrew Character
2x Early Thorn
2x Early Grey
5x Common Quaker
1x Small Quaker

Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix heracliana
2x Emmelina monodactyla


  1. Hi Ben,

    Lovely record of LMB. The VC30 group caught some in Flitwick Moor on Friday night. I take it you live in a wooded area?


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