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, 24 May 2018

Sunday night from the garden trap

Warmer nights (sligtly) but still clear are hampering numbers slightly, but couple the warm days with nearly the end of May and inevitably new species will be emerging.

That was the case on Sunday night with a small cast of moths but 6 new for year species was pleasing in itself.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 102.

Here is last Sunday's new for year species.

Catch Report - 20/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Pale Tussock 1
Vine's Rustic 1
White Ermine 1

Micro Moths 

Argyresthia trifasciata 1
Blastobasis lacticolella 1
Notocelia cynosbatella 1

Argyresthia trifasciata

Blastobasis lacticolella

Notocelia cynosbatella

Pale Tussock

Vine's Rustic

White Ermine

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