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

Saturday 30 November 2013

Scarce Umber - Macro No 225 for the year and probably the last!

Well  I went ahead and trapped again whilst it was still mild enough to do so, come the morning it was a tad misty and with a cool breeze blowing, I had a feeling that I wouldn't have anything in the trap.
I was nearly right! with just a Satellite in the bottom, but on inspection of the fences around the garden (something I urge people to do) I found a Scarce Umber, it been a year first. 
I had only one last year in the garden, so it was great to see another one a year on.

Interestingly this was the last species of moth I recorded in 2012, so this might be the end.....

Catch Report - 28/11/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

1x Scarce Umber [NFY]
1x Satellite

Micro Moths

None recorded

Scarce Umber

A rather small Satellite

1 comment:

  1. 1 more than I've had this year Ben, could still be chance I suppose..........