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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Friday, 21 April 2017

Steady Mothing

Another attempt at some moths yesterday night and under clearing skies it did drop a little temperature wise but there some moths to pot up and photograph which was nice.

Just 5 moths were in and around the trap, 2 of the species though were new for the year.

Also I had a poss Scrobipalpa sp (acuminatella probably, to be gen det) and a Mompha epilobiella in the daytime before setting the trap up, both new for year as well.

It's nearly May and all hell will break loose soon!

Catch Report - 19/04/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Clearing, mild at first - min 6c

Macro Moths

1x Early Thorn [NFY]
1x Muslin Moth [NFY]
3x Common Quaker

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Scrobipalpa sp?

Early Thorn

Muslin Moth

Mompha epilobiella

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