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 19 October 2015

An improvement in numbers

More than I expected this morning in and around the trap with a total of 23 moths of 11 species, not bad at all for my garden this time of year.
The only species new for the year were four November moth species. Still No Merveille du Jour, Mallow or Dark Chestnut and I expect Mottled Umber and Sprawler in a week or two.
The cloudy nights are still paying dividends it seems, I may try again on Tuesday night.

Catch Report -  18/10/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

4x November Moth [NFY]
1x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Red-line Quaker
2x Green-brindled Crescent
2x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Angle Shades
3x Chestnut
2x Lesser Yellow Underwing
3x Common Marbled Carpet

Micro Moths

3x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Acleris sparsana

Angle Shades

November Moth sp

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