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

Sunday 20 October 2013

Back to the MV

I haven't trapped since Thursday (catch below) but the weather looks to be a little milder at nights into next week but with the risk of rain.
On Thursday it was a lovely warm day with temps upto 18 degrees, but the sky must have cleared sometime in the night and we were down to 8.5c come the morning.
The catch was much improved, and the big surprise was the 7 Acleris schalleriana's. Still no Black Rustic or Merveille du jour....maybe tonight, fingers crossed.
No photos I am afraid!

Catch Report - 17/10/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

1x November Moth sp
1x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Barred Sallow
2x Chestnut
1x Dark Chestnut
2x Lesser Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

3x Epiphyas postvittana
7x Acleris schalleriana
2x Acleris sparsana

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