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

Thursday 10 September 2015

Mundane Monday

Another reasonable night on Sunday here in the garden, the variety is slowly dwindling as we shift seasons with clearing skies and cooler temperatures, it is certainly quality of quantity from now on.
A late Lime-speck Pug was added to the year-list and a slightly worn? Lunar Underwing was also new for the year, the former being my latest record and the latter my earliest!

Catch Report -  07/09/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Lime-speck Pug [NFY]
1x Lunar Underwing [NFY]
1x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Willow Beauty
2x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
16x Square-spot Rustic
9x Lesser Yellow Underwing
1x September Thorn
7x Setaceous Hebrew Character
13x Vine's Rustic
2x Common Wainscot
44x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Dun-bar
1x Green Carpet
4x Orange Swift
1x Silver-Y
1x Old Lady
3x Brimstone Moth
3x Light Emerald
1x Double-striped Pug
3x Garden Carpet
1x Copper Underwing

Micro Moths

2x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Blastobasis lacticolella
2x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Plutella xylostella
5x Agriphila geniculea

1x Agriphila straminella

September Thorn

Lunar Underwing

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