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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Monday, 1 April 2019

Brindled Beauty Moth no.34 for 2019 as March comes to an end

A chilly night last night and down 3c, it didn't take long to count 12 moths, but... it only takes one moth to make it all worthwhile.
There was very little in or around the trap, but peering through the perspex I spotted a familiar moth..a stunning Brindled Beauty.
This moth is quite special to me for two reasons. The first, it's only the 4th garden record (With 1 last year and 2 in 2017). The second, the two in 2017 were my first of this species since beginning the mothing journey that started in 2006.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 35.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 15w Actinic x2 + 15w Synergetic Skinner Trap


Macro Moths

Brindled Beauty 1 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 2
Common Quaker 4
Small Quaker 2
Twin-spotted Quaker 1

Micro Moths

Emmelina monodactyla 2

Brindled Beauty

Brindled Beauty

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