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, 17 October 2012

Garden Trap - 16-10-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Awfully wet and windy this morning, after going to bed at 10pm and seeing clear skies, it was rather unexpected, but the temperature must have rose a shade as it encouraged the moths to venture out at some point in the night.

Acleris notana/ferrugana was new for the garden, although I am pretty sure it is ferrugana as we have no Birch in the vicinity, and plenty of mature Oaks at the bottom of the garden.


Catch Report -16-10-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 26w Blacklight/ 1x 22w Actinic  Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Brick
3x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Garden Carpet
1x Green-brindled Crescent

Micro Moths
Acleris notana/ferrugana (gen det required) [NFG]

Acleris notana/ferrugana

Green-brindled Crescent ab.capucino

Brick & Yellow-line Quaker

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