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

Friday, 2 August 2019

New to Herts - Beautiful Marbled

Courtesy of my lucky garden trap here in Stevenage, North Herts.. the Beautiful Marbled will be the moth of 2019 for me and my second best moth i've ever had the good fortune to observe in my home trap.
It just goes to show that anything can turn up! it is moth no.716 for my garden.

Another moth of note and never common, was Epinotia ramella. Seemingly scarce for my garden.

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing was also new, 4 examples turned up last Friday. I keep checking for Langmaid's!

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 370.

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


Macro Moths

Beautiful Marbled 1 [NFG]
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4 [NFY]
Square-spot Rustic 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Catoptria falsella 1 [NFY]
Catoptria pinella 1 [NFY]
Epinotia ramella 1 [NFY]

Beautiful Marbled

Catoptria falsella

Catoptria pinella

Epinotia ramella

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

Square-spot Rustic

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