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 11 June 2014

Mirror opposite to the previous night

Back to trapping in the garden, after a disastrous trip out on Monday evening with warm, wet and humid conditions, it was cool, dry and windy instead...you can never get bored with our Country's weather!

With all of the egg trays dry and ready to go again, it was normal business resumed.

Warm during the day, but pretty cool this morning (yes 10 degrees feels rather cold now!) under clear skies at 5.30am.

A plethora of new species, Heart & Club, Fern, Freyer's Pug and Ghost Moth being the highlights.
Tonight looks a bit better with a good amount of cloud cover, so the trap will once again be going out.
Then it's field trip time again tomorrow night.

Catch Report - 10/06/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Fern [NFY]

1x Freyer's Pug [NFY]
1x Uncertain [NFY]
1x Ghost Moth [NFY]
1x Heart & Club [NFY]
2x Large Nutmeg
2x Common Footman
1x Pale Tussock
1x Maiden's Blush
1x Ingrailed Clay
1x Common Marbled Carpet
4x Vine's Rustic
2x Willow Beauty
24x Heart & Dart
3x Mottled Rustic
1x Garden Carpet
1x Nutmeg
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Common Pug
3x Buff Ermine
1x Grey Pug
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Tawny Marbled Minor
4x Marbled Minor
1x Pale Mottled Willow

Micro Moths 

1x Zeiraphera isertana [NFY]
2x Eurrhypara hortulata
2x Epiphyas postvittana
2x Hedya nubiferana
1x Hedya pruniana
1x Tortrix viridana
1x Crambus lathoniellus
1x Celypha lacunana
1x Mompha subbistrigella
3x Scoparia ambigualis
2x Udea olivalis 



Freyer's Pug

Ghost Moth (Fem)

Heart & Club

Zeiraphera isertana

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