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 17 June 2013

Pugs galore

A tidy catch last night with 4 new for the garden and 1 new for the year, leading me upto 60 Macro's and 23 Micro's for the year, a grand total of 83 species for the year and nearing that 100 mark but I still feel quite a way off and we are nearly at July!
I will probably try again tonight, and then I will have a break Tuesday night as I will be out trapping with the generator.

Once again the photos will have to wait as it is still incredibly dark out there and has just started to rain.

Catch Report - 16/06/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x Ingrailed Clay [NFG]
1x Marbled Minor [NFG]
1x Oak-tree Pug [NFG]

1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
2x Brimstone Moth
1x Green Carpet
2x Heart & Dart
1x Double-striped Pug
2x Grey Pug
3x Common Pug
1x Pale Mottled Willow
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
3x Common Swift

Micro moths

1x Eurrhypara hortulata [NFG]
1x Caloptilia alchimiella [NFY]

1x Epiblema cynosbatella

Caloptilia alchimiella

Ingrailed Clay

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