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

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Another load of year-listers! 19-05-19 - Stevenage

A very pleasing catch on Sunday night here in Stevenage, with 9 new species added to the garden for 2019.
All expected species, and aonce again all mainly singletons (My garden has a habitat of this).

Best moth for me was Phtheochroa rugosana, only my second garden record with the previous one on the 12th of July 2016.

Days continue to be warm with highs of around 20 degrees, but with little or no cloud by lighting up time, the temperature isn't holding up much which is a shame. 

Still, at least we've got rid of that dreadfully large moon that had plagued us before, being so bright and high in the sky for much of the night.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 94.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

Common Pug 2 [NFY]
Flame Shoulder 1 [NFY]
Maiden's Blush 1 [NFY]
Pale Tussock 1 [NFY]
Pebble Proninent 1 [NFY]
Peppered Moth 1 [NFY]
Yellow-barred Brindle 1 [NFY]
Bright-line Brown-eye 1
Brimstone Moth 3
Garden Carpet 2
Iron Prominent 1
Maiden's Blush
Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
Turnip Moth 1
Vine's Rustic 2
Waved Umber 1

Micro Moths

Aphomia sociella 1 [NFY]
Phtheochroa rugosana 1 [NFY]
Argyresthia trifasciata 1
Tineas trinotella 1

Aphomia sociella

Argyresthia trifasciata

Pale Tussock

Pebble Prominent

Peppered Moth

Phtheochroa rugosana

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