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

Wednesday 23 March 2016

A similar Catch

Last night I ran the Mercury Vapor Robinson trap again as it had been a very pleasant 12 degrees during the day with long intervals of sunshine and little wind, it almost felt warm.

By the evening it was still cloudy and mild, but by 9pm the sky had cleared with a bright moon and all I had for my efforts were two Common Quaker.
By the morning though it was thick cloud again and we had had some rain at some point during the night and at 5c there were more moths than I thought.
Both Early Grey and Brindled Pug were new for year and I finally got a Spring Usher...my latest ever first for the year!

Catch Report - 22/03/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brindled Pug [NFY]
1x Early Grey [NFY]
1x Spring Usher [NFY]
3x Common Quaker
2x Hebrew Character
1x Small Quaker
3x March Moth

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Agonopteris heracliana 

Brindled Pug

Early Grey

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