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

Monday 17 November 2014

Grinding to a halt

Hello all, not much happening my end unfortunately for me with not really a sniff of much migration apart from a single Plutella xylostella.
For me it hasn't been a great year for migration with no Gem, Vestal or Dark Sword-grass and only a single Rusty Dot Pearl.
I have missed out on Dark Chestnut and Merveille du Jour now for sure, the latter I didn't trap last year either which is a terrible shame.
Only new moth for the year was a lovely Female December Moth, other than that it is very slim pickings.
More updates probably next week!

Catch Report -  06/11/14 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths
1x Feathered Thorn

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

Catch Report - 10/11/14 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Sprawler
1x Mottled Umber

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

Catch Report - 14/11/14 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x December Moth [NFY]
1x Mottled Umber

1x November Moth

Micro Moths

2x Emmelina monodactyla

1x Plutella xylostella

December Moth

1 comment:

  1. Keep looking for Dark Chestnut Ben ... I get lots of them from October right through to late February,