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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

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Friday, 11 May 2018

06/05/18 - Back Garden Mothing

Last Sunday and after a really warm night, the catch wasn't great with once again...a clear night and even a full moon rising late at 4am as I went through the scraps in the trap.

Two moths were new for year though which is always pleasing, and one of my faves, the stick of wood mimic that is Pale Prominent.

Here is last Sunday's new for year species.

Catch Report - 06/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Pale Prominent

Micro Moths

Elachista canapennella

Pale Prominent

Elachista canapennella

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