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

Monday 22 April 2013

Catch Report - 21-04-13

Back to trapping last night, and a little cooler recently but temperature holding around 15c at 6pm, this morning though it was abit of a drop under clearing skies.
20 moths of 9 species graced the trap, with Double-striped Pug being new for the garden and Engrailed new for the year
I also had my 4th Satellite for the year and only my second all month.


Catch Report - 21-04-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x125w MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

1x Double-striped Pug [NFG]  
1x Engrailed [NFY]
1x Satellite
2x Clouded Drab
5x Hebrew Character
2x Small Quaker
1x Oak Beauty
3x Common Quaker

Micro Moths
4x Diurnea fagella

Double-striped Pug


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