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

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Fall Sprawl

Yesterday evening I set the trap up at approximately 5pm, now that the clocks have done their thing the evenings are noticeably darker but on the positive side they are significantly warmer than they were this time last week.
With a minimum of 8 degrees last night and a blanket of cloud cover it was certainly worth trapping even if it was for only 16 moths and five of those were Epiphyas postvittana's! These little adventist devils go one for weeks seemingly. 
Best moth of the night was a year first and a regular species in the garden, the Sprawler.

Other interests was another Brick (Doing very well this year after a lot of absense years since 2010) and a migrant Silver-Y.

Catch Report -  26/10/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Sprawler [NFY]
2x Yellow-line Quaker
2x Green-brindled Crescent
2x November moth sp
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Silver-Y
1x Brick
1x Common Marbled Carpet

Micro Moths

5x Epiphyas postvittana


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