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 19 November 2013

A mini update

A quick update from my neck of the woods.
It really hasn't been great as of late, and I seem to be trapping once a week at present.
The moths are still there but albeit in dwindling numbers.

on the 10th I managed 6 moths, and more recently on the 17th I managed 6 moths again....
Only new for year was a lovely little furry December Moth.

Catch Report - 10/11/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

1x Sprawler

Micro Moths

2x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Acleris sparsana
2x Acleris schalleriana


Catch Report - 17/11/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

1x December Moth [NFY]
4x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Epiphyas postvittana

 December Moth

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