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

Saturday 21 September 2013

A few more, still quiet but next week looks to pick up.

Just Barred Sallow new for the year and numbers well down, an unusual looking Willow Beauty got me excited for thinking it was a late Satin Beauty. Hopefully next week things will pick up a bit.
Going out tonight with the Herts moth group to blitz a local park.

Catch Report - 19/09/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap
Macro Moths

3x Barred Sallow [NFY]
2x Turnip Moth

2x Light Emerald
1x Heart & Dart
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Brown-spot Pinion 
3x Square-spot Rustic
3x Lesser Yellow Underwing
4x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Brimstone Moth
3x Lunar Underwing
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character

2x Willow Beauty
Micro Moths

1x Epiphyas postvittana
2x Acleris variegana
1x Prays fraxinella

Lunar Underwings

Willow Beauty

Prays fraxinella

Barred Sallow

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