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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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Garden Catch 10/06/18 - A new micro moth for the garden

A bit more to report from Sunday the 10th of June, with a further 8 confirmed year-listers added.

Both forms of Riband Wave present, and a second garden record of the ever-increasing Endothenia nigricostana was nice.
The best moth was a Pseudatemelia species that will need dissecting and could be one of two species - NEW FOR GARDEN.

There are a few to check and dissect including a Colephora, Parornix, Pseudatemelia and Bucculatrix species.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 195.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 10/06/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Riband Wave 3

Micro Moths

Argyresthia spinosella
Bucculatrix sp (To check)
Coleophora sp (To check)
Cydia nigricana
Endothenia nigricostana
Epinotia abbreviana
Pandemis cerasana
Parornix sp (To check)
Pseudatemelia sp [NFG]

Riband Wave

Epinotia abbreviana

Pandemis cerasana

Endothenia nigricostana

Cydia nigricana

Pseudatemelia sp

Coleophora sp

Argyresthia spinosella

Riband Wave

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