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 July 2020

Catch Report - 10/07/20 - Cool start to July

And not cool in the sense of really good!

July has started with sub-par daytime temperatures between 16 and 21 degrees and falling away under clear skies to 7 or 8 degrees.
Thus, the mothing in the garden has been extremely poor for this time of year.

On the 10th, things started to improve slowly.

Highlights were garden second records of both Aproaerema anthyllidella &  Dioryctria abietella (with a further 2 since so far this year).

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 346.

Only New For Year Species Reported

125w MV Robinson Trap min 11c at 4:30am

Catch Report - 10/07/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Nutmeg 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Acrobasis suavella 1 [NFY]
Aproaerema anthyllidella 1 [NFY]

Cydia splendana 2 [NFY]
Dioryctria abietella 1 [NFY]
Epinotia tenerana 1 [NFY]


Epinotia tenerana

Dioryctria abietella

Cydia splendana

Aproaerema anthyllidella

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