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

Monday 22 February 2016

The moth drought is over?

Hello all.
After 17 days and 6 trapping efforts and catching nothing but flies, finally this morning I was greeted by three moths to the Actinic.
I had been alternating between the MV and the Actinic tube just to see if it made a difference. The last two nights were very mild but ridiculously windy, and I can only assume that the wind easing overnight made the moths venture out.
The drought is over but we are about to get a cold blast so the trap will be off this week I presume.

Catch Report -  22/02/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 80w Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

2x Common Quaker [NFY]
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Chestnut and Quaker's

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