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 30 October 2015

Two Feathered Friend's

Another warm night and another opportunity to trap, although the light drizzle that was forecast overnight was far from drizzle, the garden was flooded this morning and we must have had a good inch of rain so not ideal for my mothy friends.
A small selection of 20 moths of 6 species was recorded, with last nights catch still in pots, November Moth is having a great year in my garden with a further 12 individuals recorded after the previous night's 7.
Two Feathered Thorn's were year firsts and a very mottled Mottled Umber was nice to see.

Catch Report -  29/10/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Feathered Thorn [NFY]
12x November moth sp
1x Satellite

1x Mottled Umber

Micro Moths

1x Acleris schalleriana
3x Epiphyas postvittana

Feathered Thorn

Mottled Umber

Acleris schalleriana

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