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

Saturday 21 June 2014

Ticking along nicely

Another trap and another catch with a few new ones for the year.
Epinotia biluna was a new addition for the garden
Can't write much as I am frantically trying to identify moths from last nights field trip!
More soon!

Catch Report - 19/06/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Blood-vein [NFY]

2x Mottled Beauty
1x Fern
10x Uncertain
2x Bright-line Brown-eye
46x Heart & Dart
4x Heart & Club
1x Willow Beauty
1x Buff Arches
2x Large Yellow Underwing
11x Mottled Rustic
1x Marbled Minor
2x Double Square-spot
1x Clouded Brindle
1x Dot Moth
1x Large Nutmeg
1x Peppered Moth

Micro Moths 

1x Epinotia biluna [NFG]

1x Crambus pascuella [NFY]
2x Clepsis consimilana [NFY]
1x Helcystogramma rufescens [NFY]
1x Udea prunalis
1x Scoparia ambigualis
1x Epiphyas postvittana
3x Celypha lacunana
1x Ephestia parasitella
1x Dipleurina lacustrata
1x Celypha striana
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Aleimma loeflingiana


Epinotia biluna

Helcystogramma rufescens

Crambus pascuella

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