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 28 September 2014

The dark side, returns!

On Thursday night I ran the garden trap once more and attracted various visitors to the lamp.
Large Yellow Underwing were back on the top and Large Ranunculus increased in numbers to 5 individuals.

Black Rustic was the only new species for the year, looking back at my garden records I missed out on this species completely last year, so it was nice to see it appear again.

Still getting a few end of Summer visitors and I seem to be getting a Hornet each time I trap! They are certainly having a good year as I have seen plenty about as opposed to Wasps where I have hardly seen any!

Catch Report - 25/09/14 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Black Rustic [NFY]
2x Barred Sallow
5x Large Ranunculus
2x Lunar Underwing
1x Grey-pine Carpet
3x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
5x Lesser Yellow Underwing
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
19x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Pale Mottled Willow
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Sallow
1x Snout
1x Silver-Y
1x Square-spot Rustic
2x Vine's Rustic
1x Burnished Brass
1x Brimstone

Micro Moths

1x Carcina quercana
1x Ypsolopha sequella
1x Epinotia nisella
1x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Cydia splendana
1x Celypha lacunana

Black Rustic

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