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 22 October 2013

Flash photography because of the 9-5!

A great night last night with 42 moths of 15 species to the garden trap.
Of note were 2 Dark Sword-grass and a garden first Rosy Rustic lagging a bit behind its usual peak flying time. The catch was mainly made up of Epiphyas postvittana (9), November Moth sp (7) and Feathered Thorn (5)

I still have a Caloptilia and Phyllonorycter to check, the latter I think is leucographella.

Small Dusty Wave was a surprise and my latest record ever.
We continue to get these lovely warm winds from the south along with quite a bit of rain at times....maybe there is still time for another surprise migrant.

Catch Report - 21/10/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

1x Rosy Rustic [NFG]
2x Dark Sword-grass
7x November Moth sp
2x Yellow-line Quaker
3x Common Marbled Carpet
5x Feathered Thorn
1x Small Dusty Wave
2x Willow Beauty
2x Setaceous Hebrew Character
4x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

9x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Phyllonorycter sp
1x Caloptilia sp

Dark Sword-grass x2

Rosy Rustic

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