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, 21 May 2013

Orange Footman brightening things up

Slightly better last night using my Actinics. Orthosia's still hanging on but Orange Footman was a nice surprise and was new for the garden, Shuttle-shaped Dart was new for the year. The weather remained overcast and mild at 11c this morning, the rest of the week looks more unsettled.

Edit : Just found a pristine Common Pug above the window, it being my 100th garden macro moth since August 2012.

Catch Report - 20-05-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 2x40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths 

1x Shuttle-shaped Dart [NFY]
1x Orange Footman [NFG]

1x Common Pug [NFG]
3x Garden Carpet
1x Yellow-barred Brindle
1x Common Quaker

Micro Moths

2x Emmelina monodactyla 

Orange Footman

Shuttle-shaped Dart


  1. Nice Orange Footman Ben............

  2. Thanks Matt, I was quite pleased with the catch for a change.