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

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

That was January!

Well I cannot believe how quick the first month of the year has gone, and there has hardly been any moths to record in my garden unfortunately...the worst start to a year since I started in 2006, and some of those years we had significant snow during the month!
Nevertheless before the month was out I did manage to add another two species to the year list, making it 6 species for January.

Lets see what February holds...

Catch Report -  24/01/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

None Recorded!

Micro Moths

1x Acleris notana/ferrugana [NFY]
1x Amblyptilia acanthdactyla [NFY]
2x Tortricodes alternella

Catch Report -  27/01/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Brindled Beauty

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Acleris notana/ferrugana

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