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 2 November 2014

Weekly Moth Round-up

Well November is here and my Birthday is just around the corner.
I will continue to run the moth trap on the more favourable of nights, this being roughly twice a week at present.
Last week was warm and mild on several occasions.
Nothing ground-breaking considering what other people have been catching in the way or migrants but I don't expect anything good for the rest of the year now as my luck has well and truly been expended!
Scarce Umber was the only new moth for the year.

Catch Report -  27/10/14 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths
2x November Moth
1x Red-line Quaker

1x Brick
1x Green-brindled Crescent

1x Yellow-line Quaker
3x Red-green Carpet
1x Feathered Thorn
1x Angle Shades

Micro Moths

2x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Amblyptila acanthadactyla
2x Epiphyas postvittana

Catch Report - 30/10/14 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Scarce Umber [NFY]
6x November Moth

4x Sprawler
2x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Mottled Umber

1x Red-line Quaker
1x Green-brindled Crescent
2x Satellite

Micro Moths

5x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Hypsopygia glaucinalis
4x Acleris sparsana
2x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
2x Emmelina monodactyla

Scarce Umber

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