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

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Garden Catch 09/07/18 - The pretty Magpie

The catch eas brightened up somewhat this morning by a beautiful Magpie Moth, a species that is frequent here and usually annual only missing out it's appearance last year, it is also the 200th species of Macro for the garden in 2018.

A darker Common Rustic sp was dissected and indeed my suspicions were correct when it turned out to be only my second garden record of the Lesser variety.

A quieter night in general with lows of just 12c which was very cool compared to recent nights of 16c!

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 355.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 09/07/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Lesser Common Rustic
Magpie Moth

Micro Moths

Acrobasis advenella
Phyllonorycter harrisella

Acrobasis advenella

Lesser Common Rustic

Magpie Moth

Phyllonorycter harrisella

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