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

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Another mooch around the garden

...Yielded a freshly hatched Green-veined White, almost above where the Field Mustard plant was last year. I can only assume that it used this as it's food plant last year.

Also a single Anthophila fabriciana (which seems to be an annual occurrence of one individual) observed on the Nettles that I left to grow at the end of the garden.

Another micro, a very pretty Argyresthia spinosella was potted up as it tried to escape over to next door's garden (moths seem to have a preference for the other side!) The best shot I could get was a lid shot.

3 Adela reamurella were also enjoying themselves and basking in the warm sunshine on one of our shrubs.

Argyresthia spinosella

Anthophila fabriciana

Green-veined White

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