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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Saturday, 10 October 2020

Latest from the garden moth trap

Still quite poor here in my garden, but Thursday night was rather pleasing, with a rather diverse cast appearing to the actinic trap.

Yellow-line Quaker made its first appearance of the year, the 2nd Merveille du Jour of the year was nice, and a rather late and well marked Common Marbled Carpet was nice to see.

Below is Thursday night's catch

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 485.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

08/10/20 - 40w Actinic & 15w Actinic/15w Synergetic combo

Macro Moths

Yellow-line Quaker 1 [NFY]
Chestnut 1
Common Marbled Carpet 1
Garden Carpet 1
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
Lunar Underwing 2
Merveille du Jour 1

Micro Moths

Acleris schalleriana 1
Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
Epiphyas postvittana 2

Acleris schalleriana
Agonopterix alstromeriana

Common Marbled Carpet

Yellow-line Quaker

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