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

Sunday 7 September 2014

Small Ranunculus - A welcome wonder

A few more new species appeared on the 3rd of September, notably more migrant activity with 7 Plutella xylostella's and superb Udea ferrugalis but better still a second brood Small Ranunculus, and what a stunner in absolutely mint condition.
Also a second brood of  just a single specimen of Water Veneer was surprising to say the least.
Only extras recorded on this occasion and not a full list of brown job!
The trap is going on again tonight, but it is a clear sky and feels a little on the cool side so It might not yield much on the morrow.  

Catch Report - 03/09/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Small Ranunculus
1x Small Square-spot
1x Small Dusty Wave
1x Snout
1x Riband Wave

Micro Moths

1x Udea ferrugalis [NFY]
1x Aleimma loeflingiana
7x Plutella xylostella
1x Acentria ephemerella
1x Parornix sp

Small Ranunculus

Udea ferrugalis

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