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

Monday 5 October 2015

A little quiet for my liking

Quiet times in my garden trap last night with not much of interest. 
Light Emerald are still holding on and a fresh really large female Orange Swift was a bit of a surprise. Certainly the latest record and biggest individual I have ever recorded.
The weather was a bit cool but with little wind the temperature stayed at around 8c. The next few nights could be wet but with much warmer southern air pouring towards us it could still be worth running the trap.

Catch Report -  04/10/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Light Emerald
2x Barred Sallow
1x Orange Swift
2x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Beaded Chestnut
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Brimstone Moth
7x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Lesser Yellow Underwing
1x Lunar Underwing
1x Square-spot Rustic
2x Silver-Y
1x Common Wainscot

Micro Moths

1x Epiphyas postvittana

Orange Swift

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