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 3 September 2013

Mundane Garden Trapping

In to September and a typical catch for this time of year with plenty
of the regulars. Lots of Brimstone moths and a possible 3rd brood
Lesser Swallow Prominent.
With this warm summer we have had, the double brooding of single brooding
species has been quite prevalent.
The weather continues to be very favourable for mothing, but looks to break
by Friday.

Catch Report - 02/09/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

24x Brimstone Moth
18x Square-spot Rustic
16x Vine's Rustic
9x Willow Beauty
3x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Lesser Swallow Prominent
9x Setaceous Hebrew Character
7x Lesser Yellow Underwing
10x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Turnip Moth
1x Cabbage Moth
2x Orange Swift
4x Flame Shoulder
4x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Straw Dot
3x Angle Shades
2x Silver-Y
1x Heart & Dart
1x Garden Carpet
2x Small Square-spot
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Centre-barred Sallow
1x Common Wainscot
3x Pale Mottled Willow
2x Copper Underwing
1x Light Emerald
1x Double-striped Pug
2x Dun-bar

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Cochylis hybridella
2x Pleuroptya ruralis
1x Evergestis forficalis
1x Eudemis profundana
1x Blastobasis adustella
1x Evergestis forficalis
1x Cacoecimorpha pronubana
1x Cameraria ohridella
2x Agriphila geniculea
1x Celypha lacunana
2x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1x Caloptilia alchimiella
2x Epiphyas postvittana
2x Pandemis corylana
1x Argyrotaenia ljungiana

Cacoecimorpha pronubana

Caloptilia alchimiella

Lesser Swallow Prominent

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