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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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Broken-barred Carpet new for garden!

Finally after over a week of waiting for something different to turn up to my moth trap, it happened on Friday night with 5 new for year species! It never rains it pours eh.
But, one of those five moths was in fact new for the garden list bringing the total macro moth total to 303 species.

Catch Report - 12/05/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Broken-barred Carpet [NFG]
1x Common Marbled Carpet [NFY]
1x Common Pug [NFY]
1x Vine's Rustic [NFY]
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot

Micro Moths

1x Aphomia sociella [ NFY]
4x Epiphyas postvittana
Aphomia sociella

Broken-barred Carpet

Vine's Rustic

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