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

Thursday 2 May 2013

Catch Report - 01-05-13

First trapping of May and struggling a little under clear skies once again. The daytime temperature reached a respectable 17c yesterday but by this morning it is nearer 3c which is a shame as the wind has dropped right off and a better catch would be expected under some cloud cover.

Still can't grumble as I seem to be getting one new moth each time, this time a very fresh Streamer.


Catch Report - 01-05-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x125w MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths


1x Streamer [NFG]
1x Early Thorn
3x Early Grey
2x Clouded Drab 
2x Small Quaker
3x Hebrew Character
2x Common Quaker 
1x Double-striped Pug

Micro Moths
1x Emmelina monodactyla


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