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 24 January 2016

The ball starts rolling again

Very slowly though, but it really is lovely to see moths again, after some bitterly cold nights and wet and windy evenings.
Last night was quite mild at around 8 degrees but breezy...luckily the breeze as predicted dropped down by the morning.
At 7.30am I inspected the trap..nothing, then the sheet behind it...nothing then the surrounding area and BINGO! A moth and the third species for the year a stunning green-hued Pale Brindled Beauty.
Roll on nearly three hours and as I go to photograph the PBB, I noticed a moth on the patio door which I must have missed in the morning gloom.
A Tortricodes alternella was observed and made it 50% extra free!

Hopefully will be trying again either tonight or tomorrow night as this warm air prevails for the next few days at least.

Catch Report -  23/01/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MVRobinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Brindled Beauty [NFY]

Micro Moths

1x Tortricodes alternella [NFY]

Pale Brindled Beauty

Tortricodes alternella

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