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

Tuesday 11 June 2013

A slight improvement

Abit better last night, with clear skies (typical) at dusk I could feel another temperature dip coming on, but I awoke at 6am to comlete cloud cover as expected from the forecast.
Best moths were a single mint Light Brocade and a Brown Rustic, both garden firsts.
Pale Mottled Willow turned up again, quite a regular moth in my new location. Previously on the farm my only record of it, trapping in two years was on the 31st October 2011.

Catch Report - 10/06/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x Brown Rustic [NFG]
1x Light Brocade [NFG]

3x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Pale Mottled Willow
2x Heart & Dart
2x Green Carpet
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro moths

1x Mompha subbistrigella

Light Brocade

Brown Rustic

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