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

Tuesday 26 May 2015

There's LIGHT at the end of the tunnel!

Another night and not bad at all, the numbers are struggling slightly but with seven new for year I wasn't in any right place to start complaining!
The temperature remained at around 8 degrees and plenty of cloud cover obscured the moon.

Lovely to see Light Brocade again, after missing out on a garden individual last year.
Sorry but with nothing new or spectacular this is a short post with just a few photos.

Catch Report -  25/05/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Scalloped Hazel [NFY]
1x Light Brocade [NFY]
1x Iron Prominent [NFY]
1x Common Swift [NFY]
1x Brown Rustic [NFY]
1x Vine's Rustic
3x Brimstone Moth
Garden Carpet
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Rustic Shoulder-knot

Micro Moths

1x Cochylis atricapitana [NFY]
1x Epiphyas postvittana

Iron Prominent

Light Brocade

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