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, 19 March 2012

Catch Report - 15/03/12 - Balls Wood - Hertfordshire

Well I expected to be drowning in moths as I approached Balls Wood at 6.00pm with 14c on the car.

Sadly I got more in the garden that night!

I did stay for 3 hours as well until about 9.30pm

Did manage to pick up new for year's Brindled Pug, Yellow Horned and Shoulder-stripe though.
I have yet to trap a Pug in the garden this year...maybe tonight will change that.

Catch Report - 15/03/12 - 160w MBT Tripod + hanging vertical sheet - Balls Wood

Macro Moths

10x Chestnut
2x Shoulder-stripe [NFY]
12x Engrailed
3x Common Quaker
1x Satellite
5x March Moth
3x Hebrew Character
5x Clouded Drab
8x Yellow Horned [NFY]
3x Brindled Pug [NFY]
7x Small Quaker
5x Twin-spotted Quaker

Micro Moths

1x Tortricodes alternella
3x Diurnea fagella

Yellow Horned

Twin-spotted Quaker

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