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

Saturday 28 November 2015

Chewy Moth

My quietness has been a result of mixed thoughts, it has been either too cold, too windy or too wet, the latter I still trap in and after having a few batterings over the past two weeks it was time to fire the old girl up and actually see if anything was still out there.
Three moths was all I could muster on Thursday night, about average from what others have been catching so I can't moan and I know plenty of you have had empty traps on some occasions.

With Star Wars season nearly upon us and not Christmas (I refuse to put my decorations up just yet) The head of the December Moth reminded me so much of probably the most annoying character in the Star Wars universe, hairy Chewbacca.
It was a nice big fat female December Moth to boot. I can remember vividly seeing my first female, so this is only my second ever in 9 years.

I will try again into next week as milder air pushes up from the continent once more.

Catch Report -  26/11/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x December Moth
1x Mottled Umber

Micro Moths

1x Epiphyas postvittana

December Moth and Chewbacca 

Separated at Cocoon?

1 comment:

  1. "Separated at Cocoon" lol. The resemblance is uncanny ;o)!
    Good luck next week, Ben.