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

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Garden update

Still going rather slow as of late with just a few new species.
Argyresthia trifasciata was nice to see again, after getting one individual last year. 
The next few nights look cool and clear but nice and warm in the day.

A second Anthophila fabriciana was found in our alleyway on the nettles, and 3 more Adela reamurella were sunning themselves this afternoon on our shrubs.

Running the trap again tonight, as yesterday it was far too wet at dusk.

Catch Report - 12/05/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Mottled Pug [NFY]
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot [NFY]
6x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Garden Carpet
1x Brindled Pug
1x Spruce Carpet
1x Brimstone Moth

Micro Moths 

1x Argyresthia trifasciata [NFY]
1x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Phyllonorycter harrisella
2x Phyllonorycter messaniella

Rustic Shoulder-knot

Mottled Pug

Argyresthia trifasciata

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