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.

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Thanks for looking & happy Mothing!


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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Moths at work

Yesterday when I turned up to work, I noticed a collection of moths sitting on the entrance wall and attracted to the security light outside of the care home.
Closer inspection yielded singles of Pale Tussock, Light Brocade and a stunning Toadflax Brocade.
All 3 certainly cheered me up before starting my shift, particularly the Toadflax Brocade, having only ever seen one before.

HTC Sensation XE pictures time...

Toadflax Brocade

Pale Tussock

Light Brocade


  1. Perhaps move your MV to work Ben! Looks like a good spot. I've only seen one TFB too.

  2. It's tempting! Although I only work for them as an outside company, they do have a nice garden though not far away from an allotment.

  3. Great finds, Ben.

    I see you mentioned an allotment...perhaps worth trying the tip pheromone lure in a few weeks time?