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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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Hornet Moth

I asked my Dad yesterday to see if he could get me one of these from some Black Poplars near where he works. Here is a Female that he found freshly emerged. I hope to go back there tomorrow morning and search for more.
Hornet Moth

Hornet Moth


  1. Nice - bang on time as well despite the conditions (or at least they are on time compared to our usual VC55 emergence, maybe they are actually a week or so late for your area?).

  2. Cheers, yes slightly late but they brood until mid July here, on and off.