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

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Early rise for an Early Grey

Yes that's right, I was up at 6am again this morning, ready to count a few moths....few being the right word indeed as it was quite chilly last night and 5 degrees this morning with a blustery wind.
With the moths still in pots from the previous night, I managed 14 moths in total with 8 of them being Hebrew Character's
That is 16 Hebrew Character's in two nights and the most I have ever recorded in two consecutive nights.

The trap will have a rest tonight.

Catch Report - 10/03/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Early Grey [NFY]
8x Hebrew Character
1x Chestnut
2x Clouded Drab
2x Common Quaker

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Early Grey

Hebrew Character

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