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

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

New moths trickle in

With just 7 moths last night (Well an 8th found driving my son's toy Ferrari, that's about as near as he's getting to a Ferrari I must add!), it was pretty quiet under clear skies and falling temperatures.
The large bright moon isn't helping matters, but we have to try.

So bearing that in mind, it was pleasing to add two further new for year species, Streamer and Dyseriocrania subpurpurella.

The trap is out again tonight.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 38.

Catch Report - 07/04/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Streamer 1 [NFY]
Common Quaker 4
Clouded Drab 1
Early Thorn 1

Micro Moths

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 1 [NFY]

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella


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