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 25 March 2014

A few updates

Two more catches to update my blog with.
One was from Wednesday last week, where a good variety of moths were trapped alas no new species for the year, still oly the one Early Grey so far this year!

Last night I tried again, after the previous morning's ice-scraping shenanigans it was back to a milder night (5c min) but with it came the rain.
Less variety though but with a similiar amount of individuals.

Catch Report - 19/03/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

14x Hebrew Character
20x Common Quaker
1x Oak Beauty
6x Small Quaker
3x Clouded Drab

1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

3x Agonopterix heracliana 
1x Emmelina monodactyla
3x Diurnea fagella


Catch Report - 24/03/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

20x Hebrew Character
13x Common Quaker 

4x Small Quaker
1x Clouded Drab

Micro Moths

1x Diurnea fagella

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