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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Sunday, 24 February 2019

Just Quaker's!

A quick post from Friday night as I was busy helping out with my Son's 1st Birthday celebrations!!
There wasn't much to write about to be honest, no moths at the trap until I went to bed at 10:30pm.

By the morning 5 Quaker's were found, all in the trap (As is quite common behaviour for fast flying Noctuids). Of note was a year first Small Quaker.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 19.

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


Macro Moths

Small Quaker 1 [NFY]
Common Quaker 4

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Small Quaker

Common Quaker

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