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

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Sunday, 8 March 2015

A Beautiful March Pale

Well after a disaster with the trap yesterday night, I managed to fix it and run it last night instead.
I am pretty damn glad I did as it yielded another 3 new species for the year including my second Pale Pinion for the garden.
I was rather lacking on the Noctuid department until now, where I found four Hebrew Characters inside the trap.
The temperature tonight could be quite cool so I will return to trapping on Monday night all being well and with no more mishaps!

Catch Report -  07/03/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Pinion [NFY]
1x Oak Beauty [NFY]
1x Dotted Border [NFY]
4x Hebrew Character
2x March Moth

Micro Moths

2x Emmelina monodactyla

Dotted Border

Hebrew Character's

Oak Beauty

Pale Pinion


  1. Looks like we're getting very similar catches at the minute although no March Moth for me yet.

  2. Yes indeed Lee, thanks for the friend request btw.