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, 26 August 2018

Garden Catch 23/06/18 - Very Lackey to get...

...so many moths, the trap was extremely busy this morning with well over 200 moths.

Highlights were 2 each of Lackey and Lilac Beauty, both far from common species in my garden.
Varied Coronet is always a pleasure to trap, such a pretty moth.
Also Marasmarcha lunaedactyla turned up after a 4 year absense!

All in all, 8 new species for the year were added.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 260.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 23/06/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Lackey 2
Lilac Beauty 2
Varied Coronet

Micro Moths

Ancylis achatana
Crambus pascuella
Marasmarcha lunaedactyla

Ancylis achatana


Lilac Beauty


Varied Coronet

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