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

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Mellow with a Mallow

Into October and a warm night for the beginning of the month yielded quite a nice catch.
Both Green-brindled Crescent and Mallow were new for year. The Mallow is always a super moth with it's angular but curved wing shape despite it's boring brown ground-colour.

A few more catch reports to come!

Catch Report - 03/10/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Green-brinded Crescent 1 [NFY]
Mallow 1 [NFY]
Angle Shades 2
Common Marblec Carpet 1
Garden Carpet 1
Large Ranunculus 1
Large Yellow Underwing 4
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
Lunar Underwing 1
Red-green Carpet 1
Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
Square-spot Rustic 1

Micro Moths

Epiphyas postvittana 5

Lunar Underwing

Shuttle-shaped Dart


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