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

Friday 14 September 2012

Garden Trap - 13-09-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Windy and mild last and little of interest, but did get another spankingly fresh Brindled Green and Shuttle-shaped Dart and also my latest ever record of Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing.

Vine's Rustic has taken over Square-spot Rustic's numbers.

Back to trapping on sunday night (I need my lie-ins nowadays!)


Catch Report -13-09-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brindled Green

1x Snout
10x Vine's Rustic  
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
10x Lesser Yellow Underwing
1x Willow Beauty 
1x Angle Shades    
4x Setaceous Hebrew Character 
1x Silver-Y 
1x Garden Carpet
7x Square-spot Rustic
14x Large Yellow Underwing   
1x Light Emerald

Micro Moths

1x Agriphila geniculea
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana

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