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, 29 April 2018

Falling Blossom found in the trap!

Easily the best moth so far this year was found in my trap last Friday, a stunning Blossom Underwing and quite unexpected and not one that many people can say that is on their garden list.

We have 3 or 4 very mature Oak trees along the bridleway at the bottom of our garden, i'm hoping it is a product of those, but it could have equally wandered from somewhere else. 

Pale Mottled Willow was new for year and a high of 5 Purple Thorn was the most i've recorded in one sitting in any garden i've trapped in.

Once again, only notable moths listed.

Catch Report - 20/04/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Blossom Underwing 1 [NEW!]
Pale Mottled Willow 1 [NFY]
Purple Thorn 5

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Pale Mottled Willow

Blossom Underwing

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