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

Monday 14 April 2014

Pleasant and sunny days/Cold bright moon nights

Back to trapping last night, and after a glorious day of warm sunshine and spending most of the afternoon playing outside with my niece and introducing her to a few bugs around the garden...my eagle eyes spotted a year first Adela reamurella dancing about in the sunshine, the wind soon carrying it out of reach (and a pot) into next door's garden....it never came back.
Also active near the house was a garden first Incurvaria masculella....almost too active as it landed once only to confirm it's ID, so I am afraid the following pics are of previous specimens. 

The night trapping was an ultimate failure though...

Catch Report - 13/04/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brimstone Moth [NFY]
1x Early Grey

Micro Moths 

1x Incurvaria masculella [NFG]
1x Adela reamurella [NFY]
1x Psyche casta [NFY]
1x Eriocrania subpurpurella
1x Phyllonorycter blancardella

Adela reamurella

Brimstone Moth

Pyche casta

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