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

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Sunday night in the garden

Last Sunday it was again a nice and warm day with lots of sunshine and plenty of moths to go through some Monday morning.
There were 7 new for year species and again a fair few speices (33 in all).

The year first Pale Oak Beauty was probably the most worn one I have ever recorded (and since then i've had some lovely fresh examples with upto 8 a night!).

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 135.

Here is last Sunday's new for year species.

Catch Report - 27/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Frosted MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Ingrailed Clay
Light Emerald
Pale Oak Beauty
Small Fan-foot

Micro Moths 

Hedya pruniana
Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Crambus lathoniellus

Hedya pruniana

Ingrailed Clay

Light Emerald

Pale Oak Beauty - knackered

Small Fan-foot


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