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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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Garden Trap - 02-10-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Switching to my other homemade trap last night and using a combination of 26w Blacklight and 22w Actinic u-tube I got a slightly decreased catch but more variety.
New for the garden was Green-brindled Crescent and I aso got Square-spot Rustic, Chestnut and Pale Mottled Willow, all of which haven't come to the 125w MV for awhile now.
Another Large Ranunculus making it quite common in my garden now, the 8th individual.

Catch Report -02-10-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 26w Blacklight and 1x 22w Actinic Trap




Macro Moths

1x Green-brindled Crescent [NFG]
2x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Garden Carpet
3x Lunar Underwing 
1x Chestnut
1x Pale Mottled Willow
1x Large Ranunculus 
1x Silver-Y
1x Square-spot Rustic
Micro Moths

1x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana

Green-brindled Crescent & Chestnut

Green-brindled Crescent

Large Ranunculus



  1. I see your L Ranunculus tally has risen a fair bit since leaving your last home.
    Still haven't had one here yet..............

  2. Yes Matt it is cnstantly rising! it must be a good spot for it here.