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 28 December 2012

2 Moth's on a blustery evening

Well i've never been so excited to see an Epiphyas postvittana before! Found on our french door to 125 MV, will leave it on for a little longer incase my target species of either Mottled Umber or Winter Moth appear (both will be new to my garden if so)

Edit: The trap was run for another hour and another Moth was found on the fence next to te trap, a garden first Pale Brindled Beauty and my first record for December (my previous earliest being 7th January).

Trap run from 4pm til 10pm

Catch Report - 28/12/12 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Macro Moths

1x Pale Brindled Beauty [NFG]

Micro Moths

1x Epiphyas postvittana

Pale Brindled Beauty

Epiphyas postvittana

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