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

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Tough trapping

Very quiet last night and with clear skies, a bit of a breeze and temperatures as low as 8.5c it wasn't surprising that all I found were 12 moths in and around the trap!
Nevertheless there was a hint of interest, a new for year Barred Sallow, a huge and really fresh Common Marbled Carpet and a migrant Plutella xylostella.
Also the 4th Large Ranunculus of the year was noted.
I will try again either tonight or tomorrow night, apparently it is set to get warmer into next week?

Catch Report -  22/09/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Barred Sallow [NFY]
1x Large Ranunculus
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
6x Large Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

1x Acleris variegana
1x Epiphyas postvittana

Common Marbled Carpet

Barred Sallow


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