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, 7 November 2012

Garden Trap 06-11-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

At last some moths, and despite putting the trap out in pouring rain and then waking upto a clear sky and cold conditions I managed 8 moths.
Feathered Thorn was new for the garden.

Macro Moths

1x Feathered Thorn [NFG] 

2x Red-line Quaker
1x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Chestnut
1x Brick

Micro Moths

1x Acleris Schalleriana

1x Epiphyas postvittana

Feathered Thorn


  1. Glad to see you are still managing to trap some moths :) and well done on the Feathered Thorn.

  2. Thanks Robin, yep still getting a few and some new species for the garden aswell. Hope you are doing ok.