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

Sunday 8 November 2015

Latest garden catches

I've been a bit lazy lately and not updated my blog because of my busy schedule, but finally here are my two minimalist catches from Tuesday and Friday night last week.
Not much of note (am I repeating myself?) but two December Moths on the 03rd were first for the year.
Other moths of note were a late Common Marbled Carpet and Large Yellow Underwing, maybe the latter came in on the Southerely breeze?
Locally in my County a Vestal and Gem were recorded in Ware by Liz Goodyear and slightly further afield in Bedfordshire White-speck was recorded by Colin Campbell, migrants are indeed around I am just praying to the South for even just a Plutella xylostella!

Catch Report -  03/11/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x December Moth [NFY]

1x Red-green Carpet
4x November Moth
1x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Yellow-line Quaker

Micro Moths

Acleris sparsana

Catch Report -  06/11/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Red-green Carpet
3x November Moth
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Yellow-line Quaker

Micro Moths

2x Acleris sparsana
4x Epiphyas postvittana 

December Moths

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