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 19 December 2015

Migrant alert!

Not a snifter here yet though, loads and loads of exciting records coming from the continent, new for Britains, new for Counties and really odd records (Chinese Character and Poplar Hawk-moth spring to mind, both trapped in the last few days).
The most unusual thing I have caught lately was a Yellow-line Quaker on the 16th, found the day after under the sheet, a bit worn.
6 moths was pretty good for my garden this time of year and I was pleased to catch another Mottled Umber. 

Going on a field trip tonight (I never thought I would dust off the traps and wellies in mid-December!)

Keep those traps out guys, you never know what might turn up, good luck!

Catch Report -  16/12/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Yellow-line Quaker  

Catch Report -  18/12/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Mottled Umber
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

2x Epiphyas postvittana
2x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Mottled Umber

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