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

Saturday 21 March 2015

Weekly Round-up

A bit of a disappointing catch both times this week despite warmish temperatures, little wind and plenty of cloud cover.
Nothing new but at least a few moths graced the traps.
I really did expect more last night with a daytime high of 13c, down to 10c at 9pm and then this morning at 6 it was still a respectable 6c.
Just 4 moths of 2 species! .....maybe i've been spoilt a bit recently!

No pictures of moths i'm afraid...
But a very amateur picture of the Solar Eclipse at about 85% maximum (we saw it in Ware for about 15 seconds before the cloud swallowed it again!

Catch Report -  17/03/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Small Quaker
4x Hebrew Character
1x Oak Beauty

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

Catch Report -  20/03/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Small Quaker
2x Common Quaker

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

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