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

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Garden Trap - 03-09-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Trying out my new bulb I managed a smaller catch this morning under similiar conditions, although I managed two new for year and the garden, Flounced Rustic and Centre-barred Sallow, which would have probably come to the MV.

I will try the MV tonight and compare results.

Catch Report -03-09-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 26w UV Blacklight Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Flounced Rustic [NFG]
1x Centre-barred Sallow [NFG]
3x Lesser Yellow Underwing
3x Willow Beauty  

1x Brimstone  

1x Green Carpet

1x Garden Carpet  
3x Orange Swift
1x Square-spot Rustic
3x Large Yellow Underwing

2x Light Emerald

Micro Moths

1x Agriphila geniculea

1x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 

Centre-barred Sallow

Flounced Rustic

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