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

Sunday 7 June 2015

Warm days but cool clear nights prevail

A quick post, this is the catch I managed on Thursday evening, nothing ground-breaking but a slight improvement in numbers with 34 moths of 20 species.
The Ox-eye daisies are supplying some nice yearly records of the pretty Dichrorampha alpinana.
The first Light Emerald's have emerged also fresh out of the mold.

Catch Report -  04/06/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Clouded Silver [NFY]
1x Pale Mottled Willow [NFY]
2x Light Emerald [NFY]
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Mottled Pug
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Heart & Dart
5x Bright-line Brown-eye
5x Common Swift
1x Common Pug
1x Garden Carpet
1x Flame Shoulder
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Vine's Rustic
1x Marbled Minor
Micro Moths

1x Dichrorampha alpinana [NFY]
1x Evergestis forficalis [NFY]
1x Scoparia ambigualis [NFY]
1x Cacoecimorpha pronubana
5x Mompha subbistrigella

Common Pug

Dichrorampha alpinana

Evergestis forficalis

Mompha subbistrigella

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