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, 18 May 2019

Super seven new for the year!

A great catch this morning, it was actually fairly busy and although there were still some empty egg trays, there were a few species to pot for photos which is always nice.

I have some catching up with some other people around the Country, but the last two nights have been a bit of a turning point (hopefully).
I just knew that we needed that heavy rain last week!

A warm night it was with a minimum of 9c and complete cloud cover.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 81.

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


Macro Moths

Large Yellow Underwing 1 [NFY]
Mottled Pug 1 [NFY]
Ruby Tiger 1 [NFY]
Scalloped Hazel 1 [NFY]
Silver-Y 1 [NFY]
Vine's Rustic 1 [NFY]
Brimstone Moth 1
Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2

Micro Moths

Celypha striana 1 [NFY]
Endrosis sarcitrella 1  
Epiphyas postvittana 3
Nematopogon swammerdamella 1

Celypha striana

Large Yellow Underwing

Mottled Pug

Ruby Tiger

Scalloped Hazel

Silver Y

Vine's Rustic

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