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

Friday 16 October 2015

Early riser's

And not just me getting up early, the moths were too infact when I went out to the trap this morning at 7am it was just starting to get light...just checking around the trap and 2 moths just literally came in! I have had this happen befoe whe out in the field with a few moths briefly flying again at dawn but never in the garden.
A few different species were observed and the Brick and Turnip moth that flew i at 7am were both garden seconds for the year.
Red-line Quaker was added to the year list.

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

Macro Moths

1x Red-line Quaker [NFY]
1x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Green Brindled-crescent
1x Brick
1x Turnip Moth
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
5x Large Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

1x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Emmelina monodactyla

Both of the Line Quaker's


Red-line Quaker

Turnip Moth

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