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 January 2020

A week goes by of wet and windy weather

Well, a week ago I trapped my last moth, it seems longer.

I suppose because even though it's been really mild at nights, the wind has been so strong that nothing has been willing to fly.

On Tuesday night, again it was wet and windy, but luckily there was one moth come the morning, and it was even in the trap this time! A tiny Acleris species clinging to the underneath of the perspex collar.
I get both species of Acleris (notana/ferrugana), the latter is commoner, owing to the nearest preferable habitat, so I usually lump them together in my yearly records now as they require dissection.

The weather has turned and now feels like a proper January, sunny and cold all day and frosts at night.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 9.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage

14/01/20 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Micro Moths

Acleris notana/ferrugana 1 [NFY]

Acleris notana/ferrugana