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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Monday, 27 May 2013

Mothing under clear skies

Cool and chilly this morning but absolutely beautiful now.
7 moths was actually quite surprising and I have a Pug for id query, looks like Common but seems very well marked.

2 more new for the garden kept the ball rolling slowly....

Catch Report - 26/05/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x Red Twin-spot Carpet NFG
1x Chinese Character NFG

1x Lesser Swallow Prominent
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Common Pug
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro moths

None recorded!

Common Pug

Chinese Character

Brimstone Moth


  1. Looks like a well marked Common Pug to me Ben?

  2. Yeah that is what I suspected, it doesn't match with anything else, but not a form I usually see.
    Thanks Matt.