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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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A few more....

My second catch of May, and after a lovely hot day rising to 22c, this morning is rather on the chilly side and it must have stayed clear all night.
A much reduced catch, but catching up abit with Brindled Pug, Garden Carpet and Epiphyas postvittana being new for the year in the garden.

Catch Report - 06-05-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brindled Pug [NFG]
1x Garden Carpet [NFY]
2x Small Quaker
1x Hebrew Character
2x Common Quaker

Micro Moths

4x Epiphyas postvittana [NFY]
1x Emmelina monodactyla


Brindled Pug

Garden Carpet


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