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 7 May 2014

New for garden Chocolate-tip

Last night was a bit cooler, a bit windier and a bit wetter compared to the previous night.

Just 11 moths in the trap, but 3 new for year's and a new for garden Chocolate-tip, I was surprised that I didn't get this last year.

One of the Poplar Hawk-moths didn't like being moved, as can be seen by his adopted defensive posture!

The species are slowly racking up as we approach Summer which is nice.

I am hoping to go out on another field trip tonight, the weather could go any way at the moment!

Catch Report - 06/05/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Chocolate-tip [NFG]
2x Poplar Hawk-moth [NFY]
1x Muslin Moth [NFY]
6x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro Moths 

1x Epiblema cynosbatella [NFY]

Poplar Hawks

Poplar Hawk-moth


Muslin Moth

Epiblema cynosbatella

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