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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Saturday, 26 December 2015

Season's Greeting

Hello all.
Not much to report lately and with my wife not being very well I have had little time to think about moths.
I did trap on Monday night on the 21st and managed 5 moths including a year first Ypsolopha ustella, which I initially couldn't believe actually was a year first this late.
Other than that another Tachystola acroxantha was nice to get (6 records this year now proving that they must be breeding locally)
Merry Christmas...a day late but I hope you all have a lovely Boxing Day whether you are spending time with your family or hitting the sales!

Catch Report -  21/12/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Mottled Umber

Micro Moths

1x Ypsolopha ustella [NFY]
1x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1x Tachystola acroxantha

Ypsolopha ustella

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