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

Saturday, 19 January 2019

A few more moths to add to the year list.

But only two... just Emmelina monodactyla and an Early Moth.

The latter is significant for my garden, as it is only the second garden record (last seen in 2014, dead and hanging in a spiders web). So it was nice to photograph a live specimen for a change.

It seems to be quite an elusive species to conventional moth lights and seems to prefer incandescent bulbs, particularly Bus Shelters and Phone Boxes (If you can still find one that is!).

The trap hasn't been on for four nights now, as I await the next mild spell.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 5.

Below are the highlights and new for year species.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap


Emmelina monodactyla 1 [NFY] 


Early Moth 1 [NFY]
Spring Usher 1 [NFY]

Early Moth

Early Moth

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