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, 27 May 2018

Catching up from the start of last week!

On Monday night it was actually quite a mild night and so the trap was switched on again and the 250w frosted venture bulb swapped out for the blinding 250w clear bulb made by GEC.

7 species were added to the year list and very pleasing indeed. 

It was great to get my third species of Hawk-moth for the year, a large female Privet.

The first migrant of the year arrived in the form of a Plutella xylostella.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 110.

Here is last Monday's new for year species.

Catch Report - 21/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Clouded Silver 1
Pebble Hook-tip 1
Privet Hawk-moth 1
Scalloped Hazel 2
Spruce Carpet 1

Micro Moths 

Aspilapteryx tringipennella 1
Plutella xylostella 1

Spruce Carpet

Pebble Hook-tip

Privet Hawk-moth

Scalloped Hazel

Aspilapteryx tringipennella

Plutella xylostella

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