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 23 October 2015

Latest garden catch

Well Tuesday turned into Thursday night and I bothered to fire the trap up once more to see what was flying.
Unfortunately not much, numbers continue to drop and despite relatively mild conditions of around 8 degrees last night the trap wasn't brimming, in fact there were just 3 moths inside! But luckily a further 14 moths were found on the sheet and on the walls and fence.
New for year was a rather large Mottled Umber which I haven't photographed yet as it has been too dark so a picture of last year's example will have to suffice.

Catch Report -  22/10/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Mottled Umber [NFY]
1x Yellow-line Quaker
2x Red-line Quaker
1x Green-brindled Crescent
1x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Chestnut
1x Satellite
3x November moth sp
1x Barred Sallow
1x Brick
2x Common Marbled Carpet

Micro Moths

1x Acleris sparsana

Mottled Umber

1 comment:

  1. It's a pity that you didn't manage to make photos in darkness. Though this one is very good. Like the one I described at writers-house.com a couple of days ago. It was an actual free installation of moths.