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 23 May 2015

A reasonable gathering

I decided to run my trap on Thursday night for my GMS contribution as I went out last night trapping in the field.
The night was mildish but clear to start, clouding over sometime during the small hours.
Prior to this I recorded 4 longhorn moths in the garden, 3 Adela rufimitrella's and 1 Adela reamurella.
An ok catch with a garden first in the shape of a Mompha raschkiella, which is a Rosebay Wiilowherb feeder, a plant that I let grow in my garden last year.

Friday night was nearly upon us....could this be the best mothing night of the year so far!
(He says as he frantically types up last nights report)

Catch Report -  22/05/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Rustic Shoulder-knot [NFY]
1x Orange Footman [NFY]
1x Heart & Dart [NFY]
1x Vine's Rustic
3x Brimstone Moth
Garden Carpet
1x Early Grey
1x Bright-line Brown-eye

Micro Moths

1x Mompha raschkiella [NFG]
1x Cacoecimorpha pronubana [NFY]
3x Adela rufimitrella
1x Adela reamurella 

Orange Footman

Mompha raschkiella

Cacoecimorpha pronubana

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