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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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Garden Catch 13/07/18 - 13th..unlucky for some but not me!

It was of course Friday the 13th and the trap was water-proofed, fuses were checked (joke) and egg trays all lined up and ready for action.
Lucky for me, everything went swimmingly (and there was no rain). 
Pick of the catch was a garden first Recurvaria nanella, the only other moth in the Recurvaria genus that is recorded here in the UK.
The most common of the two being leaucatella, certainly in my area.

It was also great to get a 2nd garden record of the Coronet, and what a bonny example it was.
A week later I record another one of a different form, superb!

Coronet is an unusual one, as it is common as muck in the West of Hertfordshire (I once recorded over 20 in two traps) but is slowly spreading East and North it seems.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 360.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 13/07/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths


Micro Moths

Recurvaria nanella [NFG]

Coronet (2nd garden record)

Coronet (3rd garden record)

Recurvaria nanella

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