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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Thursday, 12 May 2016

A Spectacle and two moths out of their comfort zone

Old big sunglasses turned up last night in pristine condition, I love Spectacles and it is up there as one of my favourite looking moths.
The two moths out of their comfort zone were of course both species of probably the commonest of the House Moths, Endrosis sarcitella and Hofmannophila pseudospretella both new for year as well.

Six new for year moths were most welcome on a clear but warm night with temperatures not dipping below 12 degrees.
Today has been warm again way past 24 degrees but breezy, will it be worth running the trap again? I think so.
Good luck all. 

Catch Report - 11/05/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Spectacle [NFY]
2x V-pug [NFY]
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Nut-tree Tussock
2x Double-striped Pug 

Micro Moths

1x Hofmannophila pseudospretella [NFY] 
1x Endrosis sarcitrella [NFY]
1x Elachista canapennella [NFY]
1x Elachista apicipunctella [NFY]
1x Mompha subbistrigella
2x Epiphyas postvittana 


Elachista apicipunctella

Endrosis sarcitrella

Hofmannophila pseudospretella


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