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.

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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Mint Moth's abundant at work's garden.

On wednesday at 4pm I had a quick look around the smallish garden at work and noticed at least 7 or 8 Pyrausta aurata, all flying around the herbs in the huge planters.

With patience and soft footing I managed my best shots to date of these beautiful creatures.

Mint Moth Pyrausta aurata


  1. You`re not kidding, Ben. They`re one species that rarely allow close approach.

  2. I didn't know they were called Mint Moths, you learn something every day.
    In my garden they sit on my Choycia Bush and sometimes on the Rosemary..

  3. Hehe herb moths would be more appropriate! they were sitting on lemon-grass as well.
    Yep stealthy approach needed.