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

Monday, 20 July 2020

The lost post - Garden Trapping - 30/06/20

I seemed to have sped straight into July and missed one last catch from June!

A really nice fresh Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing was lovely to see, and a rather striking streaky 'Heart & Dart' was unusual to say the least.

Below are the new for year species from that night.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 340.

Only New For Year Species Reported

125w MV Robinson Trap min 11c at 4:00am

Catch Report - 30/06/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1 [NFY]
Clay 1 [NFY]
Common Emerald 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Acrobasis advenella 1 [NFY]
Helcystogramma rufescens 1 [NFY]

Oegoconia sp 1 [NFY]

Acrobasis advenella

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing


Common Emerald

Heart & Dart

Helcystogramma rufescens

Oegoconia sp

Ypsolopha scabrella

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