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

Friday 6 March 2015

Movement in March

Yes! thinks are slowly looking up and a few moths around and in the trap last night, a high of around 10 degrees during the day and plenty of cloud cover ensued into the darkness and with a predicted minimum temperature of 6 degrees I thought I might at least get one moth.

This now brings the yearly total to a very pleasing 30 moths of 17 species.

It is GMS tonight, so for the first year I will be participating in this event.
Good luck everyone. 

Catch Report -  05/03/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Hebrew Character [NFY]
1x March Moth

Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix alstromeriana [NFY]
2x Tortricodes alternella [NFY]

Tortricodes alternella

Agonopterix alstromeriana

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