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!


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Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

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Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Caloptilia hemidactylella

Confirmed today by wonderful dissection by Jon Clifton of ALS. It is the 8th British record and the first record for Suffolk.
Over the moon.


  1. Congratulations on a great record, Ben.


  2. Congratulations and well done - super record :)

  3. Hi Ben, mine was the 7th! See my blog for 31st August....These must be from the continent surely...I did a short piece in the Entomologists Record about it.


  4. Thanks guys! ah brilliant Stewart nice to know that a fellow blogger has caught one aswell. Now to set it out myself eeek!