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

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Cool and windy

Cool and windy and not ideal Mothing conditions but still a few Moths around including several new for year's, highlights being a fresh Poplar Hawk-moth, the first of the Mottled Rustic's and 2 rarely recorded in my Garden, Nutmeg.



Mottled Rustic

Vine's Rustic

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 29/05/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Mottled Rustic [NFY]
1x Vine's Rustic [NFY]
1x Common Wainscot [NFY]
2x Nutmeg [NFY]
1x Marbled Minor
1x Poplar Hawk-moth
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
6x Common Swift
3x Buff Ermine
1x White Ermine
3x Muslin Moth
3x Brimstone Moth
3x Common Pug
2x Mottled Pug
1x Pale Tussock
5x Heart & Dart
2x Flame Shoulder

Micro Moths

1x Crambus pascuella [NFY]
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Celypha lacunana
1x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella