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 October 2017

A Marvel of the night!

Last night the pick of a measly crop of 8 moths to the Actinic was undoubtedly this pristine large female Merveille du jour which directly translates in French as 'Marvel of the day'.
Of course with moths being primarily nocturnal, it certainly was the marvel of the night for me.

It wasn't the only moth new for the year as Yellow-line Quaker also put in an appearance.

I'm still hoping for something extra special in the trap, high on the list is probably Dusky-lemon Sallow, Flounced Chestnut and Dewick's Plusia.

I can only dream of such moths at present but you just never know!

Merveille du Jour