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

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Garden Trap - 16-10-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Awfully wet and windy this morning, after going to bed at 10pm and seeing clear skies, it was rather unexpected, but the temperature must have rose a shade as it encouraged the moths to venture out at some point in the night.

Acleris notana/ferrugana was new for the garden, although I am pretty sure it is ferrugana as we have no Birch in the vicinity, and plenty of mature Oaks at the bottom of the garden.


Catch Report -16-10-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 26w Blacklight/ 1x 22w Actinic  Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Brick
3x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Garden Carpet
1x Green-brindled Crescent

Micro Moths
Acleris notana/ferrugana (gen det required) [NFG]

Acleris notana/ferrugana

Green-brindled Crescent ab.capucino

Brick & Yellow-line Quaker

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