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 11 October 2015

Autumn in full swing

With the leaves starting to fall, misty cool mornings and a brisk wind the season has well and truly turned now with Square-spot Rustics finished and Large Yellow Underwings and Lunar Underwings on the edge things are going quiet from now until next April eek!
But fear not, I have had some moths visit the trap as of late.
2 pretty Red-green Carpets were year firsts having not seen any earlier on in the year and preferring the wall to the trap, and 3 fresh Chestnuts showing variation.

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

Macro Moths

2x Red-green Carpet [NFY]
1x Yellow-line Quaker
3x Chestnut
1x Common Marbled Carpet
4x Green Brindled-crescent
1x Large Ranunculus
2x Lunar Underwing
2x Barred Sallow
2x Beaded Chestnut
2x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Herald
2x Snout
5x Large Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

2x Acleris variegana
4x Epiphyas postvittana

Red-green Carpets


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