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

Sunday 21 October 2012

Garden Trap 18-10-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Another successful night back on Thursday with 4 new species for garden. That means that since the 17th of August I have managed to trap 76 Macro species and 54 Micro species, making a grand total of 130! and very pleasing so far.

Best moth of the night was a single Mallow. With unsettled weather at the weekend I decided to have a break from trapping.


Catch Report - 18-10-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Spruce Carpet [NFG]
1x Mallow [NFG]
1x November Moth agg [NFG]
1x Blair's Shoulder-knot [NFG] 
1x Red-line Quaker
5x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Large Ranunculus 
3x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Lesser Yellow Underwing
2x Green-brindled Crescent
1x Satellite
7x Chestnut
Micro Moths 

2x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 
1x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
2x Acleris sparsana
1x Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella


November Moth aggs

Spruce Carpet

Blair's Shoulder-knot

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