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 16 September 2013

Large Ranunculus time!

Freeezing this morning by recent standards with light rain until about 9pm and a very cool breeze, the temperature got down to a chilly 6 degrees come the am. 
Not a great deal in or around the trap but the first Large Ranunculus of the year was lovely to see
I wonder if I will get as many as I got last year (10) 
Also the stunning half and half form of Brown-spot Pinion.
A single Plutella xylostella gave a hint of some migration.

Catch Report - 15/09/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap
Macro Moths

1x Large Ranunculus [NFY]
1x Brown-spot Pinion 
3x Square-spot Rustic
11x Lesser Yellow Underwing
12x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Brimstone Moth
1x Vine's Rustic
4x Lunar Underwing
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character

1x Common Wainscot
1x Snout

Micro Moths

4x Epiphyas postvittana
2x Agriphila geniculea
1x Plutella xylostella

Large Ranunculus & Brown-spot Pinion

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