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 25 April 2015

Well worth the 6am start!

A super catch this morning with 24 moths of 14 species found mostly around the trap, just 3 were inside it! I wonder whether the wind had anything to do with this and the moths just came in, attracted to the light and found the first place that they could to rest.
Pleasingly 6 were new for the year.
The best and prettiest moth of the evening was a freshly emerged V-pug, an annual visitor to the garden but with just the 1 or 2 per year.
The trap last night did also get a soaking but it was well worth it.

Catch Report -  24/04/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Nut-tree Tussock [NFY]
1x Flame Shoulder [NFY]
1x Angle Shades [NFY]
1x V-Pug [NFY]
1x Brimstone Moth [NFY]
3x Common Quaker
1x Clouded Drab
2x Brindled Pug
1x Double-striped Pug
3x Hebrew Character

Micro Moths

5x Dyseriocrania subpurpurella [NFY]
1x Argyrotaenia ljungiana
1x Agonopterix alstromeriana
1x Epiphyas postvittana 

Agonopterix alstromeriana


Nut-tree Tussocks

Flame Shoulder

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

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