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, 22 April 2020

Recent dissections

I sent off a few specimens to Graeme Smith last week, and after a week in the postal system, Graeme was straight on it, and the next morning I was greeted with the list of the results, superb!

Pop over to mothsurvey.org for all of the details in getting your moths dissected by Graeme.

Here are the results....

Three new species have now been added to my garden list for 2020 now.

It brings my micro moth species for the garden now to 370 and 733 in total (inc macro moths).

Eriocrania semipupurella

Acleris ferrugana

Ocnerostoma frieisi

Parornix carpinella

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