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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Catch Report - 13/06/12 - Back Garden/Farmland

Another rather mundane catch this morning, but shimmering at the bottom of the trap.... what's that? Ah a Beautiful Golden-Y and only my second ever to boot!
Catch Report - Braughing 13/06/12 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Beautiful Golden-Y [NFY]
2x Brown Rustic
2x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Marbled Minor
1x Buff Ermine
1x Burnished Brass
1x Clouded Silver
1x Garden Carpet
17x Common Swift
1x Pale Tussock
2x Peppered Moth
3x Ingrailed Clay
8x Treble Lines
2x White Ermine
1x Swallow Prominent 
7x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Silver-ground Carpet
8x Nutmeg
9x Rustic Shoulder-knot

Micro Moths

1x Celypha lacunana
1x Cnephasia sp.
1x Udea olivalis

Beautiful Golden-Y


  1. ..............and I've still never seen one!
    I believe BG-Y is not very common in Beds.

  2. Still never seen Plain. They are both listed as common in books, but are far from it! Ive had more Scarce Bordered Straws in my 7 years of trapping. Loving the avatar by the way :D