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, 26 May 2015

There's LIGHT at the end of the tunnel!

Another night and not bad at all, the numbers are struggling slightly but with seven new for year I wasn't in any right place to start complaining!
The temperature remained at around 8 degrees and plenty of cloud cover obscured the moon.

Lovely to see Light Brocade again, after missing out on a garden individual last year.
Sorry but with nothing new or spectacular this is a short post with just a few photos.

Catch Report -  25/05/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Scalloped Hazel [NFY]
1x Light Brocade [NFY]
1x Iron Prominent [NFY]
1x Common Swift [NFY]
1x Brown Rustic [NFY]
1x Vine's Rustic
3x Brimstone Moth
Garden Carpet
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Rustic Shoulder-knot

Micro Moths

1x Cochylis atricapitana [NFY]
1x Epiphyas postvittana

Iron Prominent

Light Brocade

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