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

Thursday, 7 August 2014

The rarest moth of the year so far...

A beautiful Cydia amplana was in my trap this morning, a 4th record for Hertfordshire, after 3 were seen in 2012, but none last year.
I here that in other more Southern Counties it is popping up this week suggesting migrants are around.

Full catch report in due course, ie: When I get time!

In other news just East from me about 18 miles away in Bishops Stortford, a County second record of Diaphania perspectalis turned up in Jono Forgham's trap the luckily devil!

See http://littlehadhambirding.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/rare-moth-species.html

Cydia amplana

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