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 27 September 2012

Garden Trap - 26-09-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

A mildish and overcast night but we did have some rain, the catch was not too bad, but little to get excited about, the best moth being my 4th Large Ranunculus of the year.

A total of 37 moths of 14 species and a return of 2 micros! woohoo, and my latest ever record of Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing.


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

Macro Moths

1x Sallow
5x Large Yellow Underwing
4x Lesser Yellow Underwing
4x Garden Carpet
1x Willow Beauty
8x Lunar Underwing
1x Large Ranunculus 
1x Brown-spot Pinion
1x Snout
6x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Silver-Y
1x Square-spot Rustic
1x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Micro Moths

2x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana

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