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 29 April 2013

Catch Report - 28-04-13

Nearly into May and still dismal catches seem to dominate, at this time of year typically we see the post-Orthosia lull as we wait for the first summer species to arrive.....this year though I think we may see a cross-over with spring species flying with summer species, possibly.

Not alot to report last night, only new moth for the year was an Alucita hexadactyla and subsequently new for the garden aswell. It is only my 12th record ever.


Catch Report - 28-04-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x125w MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths
1x Early Thorn
1x Early Grey
1x Clouded Drab
4x Hebrew Character
1x Common Quaker 
3x Double-striped Pug

Micro Moths
1x Alucita hexadactyla [NFG]
1x Acleris schalleriana

Alucita hexadactyla

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