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 3 November 2015

Latest from the garden trap

Not much happening at the moment with this dense and patchy fog and increased dampness, the moths don't see to be interested in venturing too far away from their homes ( i.e the trees!)
For November though the temperatures are brilliant with an average daytime temperature of 15 degrees but sometimes much cooler depending on if the fog clears in time for the sun to warm things up.
Towards the end of the week we might be looking at 18 or 19 degrees and 10-12 degrees at night, very pleasant indeed!
Nothing new in the trap but Spruce Carpet mixed it up a bit.
The catch was low and expected with all this damp cool air at night.

Catch Report -  01/11/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Spruce Carpet

2x Sprawler 
2x Satellite
1x Brick
1x Feathered Thorn

Micro Moths

1x Ambylptilia acanthadactyla

2x Epiphyas postvittana

Spruce Carpet

Feathered Thorn


Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

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