Hello and welcome to my moth Blog. I now reside in a small village in East Cambridgeshire called Fordham. My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
Moth records are vital for building a picture of our ecosystem around us, as they really are the bottom of the food chain. They are an excellent early indicator of how healthy a habitat is. I openly encourage people to share their findings via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
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 just never know what you might find when you open up that trap! I hope to show what different species inhabit Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden and also enjoy doing field trips to various localities over several different counties.
Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.
Thanks for looking and 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

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Thursday 30 August 2012

Garden Trap - 29-08-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Less moths this morning, but again quite chilly under clear skies so i'm not too surprised and especially after all that rain we had yesterday.
The big surprise was a lovely Treble-bar found on the fence near the trap, it's a new garden record.

Catch Report -29-08-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Treble-bar [NFG]

1x Double-striped Pug
1x Light Emerald
1x Maiden's Blush
4x Lesser Yellow Underwing
6x Willow Beauty
6x Brimstone
1x Green Carpet
11x Square-spot Rustic
1x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
3x Orange Swift
9x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character

Micro Moths

1x Agriphila tristella
2x Blastobasis adustella
2x Agriphila geniculea
1x Celypha lacunana

Treble bar

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