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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Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Two new species for the year from the garden trap

On Monday night (16/03/20) it was a bit cold, there were only 8 moths in and around the trap. 
The only moth of note wasn't anywhere near the trap, it was flying around the kitchen, no doubt blown in from the garden from me going in and out to check on the trap.

Last night (17/03/20) it was about the same, made up mainly by 8 Hebrew Characters. A single Early Grey was good to see at the bottom of the trap and was the 24th moth species for the year here in Stevenage, North Herts

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 24.

Double-striped Pug

Early Grey

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