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!


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Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

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Friday, 14 March 2014

New homemade trap

Just thought I would show all of you my (or should I say our) new trap.
It is another 125w MV trap which is rather on the light side and will no doubt become invaluable on our trips out this year.

It comprises of David's electrics (Thanks David) a large plastic storage container with a circular hole cut in the top, then fitted with an upturned lamp shade, then the brass bulb holder screwing into that.
The rain guard was a spare part from Angleps and cost £9, although the long screws and wingnuts had to be purchased seperately from Homebase.
It was also pretty easy to wire up for an amateur like me.


  1. I like the lampshade idea Ben, sort of combines the funnel with a convenient lampholder

  2. Thanks, yes I bought it for £2 from a Poundstretcher shop, the brass bulb holder screws either side of the lamp holder, a little high up in the funnel for my liking, but it serves its purpose.