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 6 May 2013

5 new ones!

Well into May now and the Orthosias still hang on! with incertana,cruda,gothica and cerasi all featuring in last nights catch.
Was great to get abit of 'new' variety aswell with a welcome Purple Thorn, Pale Mottled Willow, 2 Nut-tree Tussocks and micros Eriocrania subpurpurella (4) and Epinotia immundana (1)
Staying mild again today, but again yesterday evenings cloud had disapperead by 10pm and it was a little chilly come 5am.
I can't wait to get the traps out in the field again tomorrow evening.

Catch Report - 05-05-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x125w MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

1x Purple Thorn [NFG]
1x Pale Mottled Willow [NFY]
2x Nut-tree Tussock [NFG]
1x Clouded Drab
2x Hebrew Character
4x Common Quaker
1x Small Quaker
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

4x Eriocrania subpurpurella [NFG]
1x Epinotia immundana [NFG]
2x Alucita hexadactyla

1x Diurnea fagella

Nut-tree Tussocks

Purple Thorn

Pale Mottled Willow

Eriocrania subpurpurella

Epinotia immundana

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