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

Thursday 6 March 2014

A sunny day wakes them up again

A lovely sunny day yesterday, with temperatures up to 13 degrees and it almost felt like spring had sprung with a few sightings of Bees and Butterflies whilst at work.
The trap went on at 6:15pm and I left it running all night.
Getting up at 6am to check it out it was a cool 5 degrees, I was pleased though to count 14 moths in total, most of them in the trap.
New for year was Satellite, Hebrew Character and Agonopterix heracliana, the latter I caught on the same date last year! Hindwing was checked to see if it was ciliella....maybe next time.
I will probably run the trap again tonight as it is predicted milder, the moths from last night will stay in there pots to avoid re-capturing them.

Catch Report - 05/03/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Satellite [NFY]
1x Hebrew Character [NFY]
3x Common Quaker
3x March Moth
4x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix heracliana [NFY]

Hebrew Character


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