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

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Friday, 13 April 2012

Catch Report - 12/04/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Another very good catch, the weather being slightly milder last night and thankfully the rain held off which was a godsend!.
78 moths this morning of 8 species is above average for my garden at this time of year so it was also pleasing to get my second Brindled Pug and first for the year, Chocolate-tip.
Still no micro's though! we soldier on and the coming weather looks as dire as ever.

Catch Report - 12/04/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Chocolate-tip [NFY]
6x Red Chestnut

4x Small Quaker
16x Common Quaker
15x Hebrew Character
34x Clouded Drab
1x Brindled Pug
1x Twin-spotted Quaker

Micro Moths

None recorded



  1. Oh man FFS! We dont get them. We dont get anything ....sob.

  2. :( we don't get the Scarce Chocolate-tip, they are so nice though.