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

Monday, 15 May 2017

May I finally be blessed with moths

Last night I ran the trap once again as conditions seem to be finally going in our favour here in the south-east with increased humidity and cloud cover and as last night as an example, it didn't drop below 13 degrees and tonight it could well stay at a minimum of 16 degrees!

It will also be field trip time again tomorrow night with as many traps as we can muster.

Last night, numbers were still quite low but new for year species are coming thick and fast now with 8 last night alone!

Catch Report - 14/05/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Common Swift [NFY]
1x Heart & Dart [NFY] 
1x Light Emerald [NFY]
1x Scalloped Hazel [NFY]
1x Silver-ground Carpet [NFY]
1x Silver-Y [NFY]
1x Spectacle [NFY]
2x Flame Shoulder
1x Pebble Prominent
4x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro Moths

1x Notocelia cynosbatella [NFY]
1x Mompha subbistrigella

Common Swift

Light Emerald

Notocelia cynosbatella


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