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, 15 April 2018

Cool and quiet

6 degrees this morning in Stevenage and clear skies with a cool breeze once again.
125w MV Robinson Trap

The catch was pretty bad saved by one new for year, an Early Thorn and also a lovely patterned Clouded Drab, a form I don't see very often with it's scorched pattern.

There is also a Mompha to check that doesn't look quite right for subbistrigella and feel it may be possibly sturnipennella, gen det will prove that.

Catch Report - 15/04/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Early Thorn 1 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 2
Common Quaker 3
Double-striped Pug 3
Small Quaker 1

Micro Moths

There were no micros!

Mompha sp to check

Clouded Drab

Early Thorn

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