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 13 October 2013

Not much to shout about

Not much at all, but Shuttle-shaped Dart and Brown House Moth, were moths that I haven't seen for awhile.
2 confirmed by gen det November Moths were new for the year.
The next catch on the 10th of October was even worse, with just four moths.....but one of them was a lovely year first Dark Chestnut.
Maybe it was my switch to Actinic lights that made the catch drop considerably, that and the cooler north winds and dreadful weather we have got at the moment.
Still no Black Rustic.....will I miss out this year hmmm.

Catch Report - 08/10/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

2x November Moth [NFY]
2x Willow Beauty
11x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Angle Shades
2x Barred Sallow
4x Green-brindled Crescent
2x Red-line Quaker
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
5x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Red-green Carpet

Micro Moths

7x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Acleris variegana
2x Acleris schalleriana
1x Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Catch Report - 10/10/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 80w Actinic Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

1x Dark Chestnut [NFY]
1x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing
1x Pale Mottled Willow

Micro Moths

None recorded!

Dark Chestnut

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