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

Monday, 17 May 2010

A much improved night

A much better night with a few new species for the year, cloudy and mild with a hint of drizzle but again the skies must have cleared from 11pm until 4am as it was very fresh this morning with clear skies.


Chinese Character

Scalloped Hazel

Shuttle-shaped Dart

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 16/05/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Chinese Character [NFY]
1x Scalloped Hazel [NFY]
1x Waved Umber
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Brindled Pug
1x Oak-tree Pug
1x Early Grey
1x Pale Prominent
6x Hebrew Character
3x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Heart & Dart
1x Powdered Quaker
1x Clouded Drab

Micro Moths

None recorded!


  1. Scalloped Hazel must have had a synchronised hatch over 300 miles!