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 26 December 2015

Season's Greeting

Hello all.
Not much to report lately and with my wife not being very well I have had little time to think about moths.
I did trap on Monday night on the 21st and managed 5 moths including a year first Ypsolopha ustella, which I initially couldn't believe actually was a year first this late.
Other than that another Tachystola acroxantha was nice to get (6 records this year now proving that they must be breeding locally)
Merry Christmas...a day late but I hope you all have a lovely Boxing Day whether you are spending time with your family or hitting the sales!

Catch Report -  21/12/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Mottled Umber

Micro Moths

1x Ypsolopha ustella [NFY]
1x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1x Tachystola acroxantha

Ypsolopha ustella

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