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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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Back to normal for this time of year

With temperatures and conditions similar to the last time I trapped on Friday night, I surely had to get more than 4 moths.
Yes! I managed it, with two new for year's to boot as well.
Now, Satellite is a moth most of us trap in Spring and in Autumn but I had nearly feared that I had missed out on a Spring record for the first time ever!
I usually see them Jan-Feb with occasional first first records for the year in early March but the 23rd of March is particularly late.
I am not alone as a few more people either have only just added it to their year-list or haven't even seen one yet, should we be worried? Probably not as moth habits are notoriously sporadic at the best of times!
17 moths of 8 species was pleasing to record.

Catch Report -  23/03/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Satellite [NFY]
1x Early Grey [NFY]  
1x Small Quaker
10x Hebrew Character
1x Chestnut
1x Common Quaker
1x Oak Beauty

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

Early Grey

Last gasp Satellite

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