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

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Last night at the home trap

With a few nights of near blanks or blanks, it was great to get a few more moths (but not too many) in fact a smattering of early season moths were present and all were actually inside the trap for once.

Two species were new for year, Clouded Drab & Hebrew Character, both very smart and in pristine condition.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 19.

24/02/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Clouded Drab 1 [NFY]
Hebrew Character 1 [NFY]
Small Quaker 1
Micro Moths
Agonopterix heracliana sp 2

Clouded Drab

Hebrew Character

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