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 March 2016

Signs of things picking up?

Well it has certainly continued to be slow for me in my garden.
On Thursday night, over 12 hours of 125 watts burning bright yielded just one March Moth...hardly stellar and considering that it wasn't that cold with no wind and complete cloud cover, I was a bit surprised.
Last night however things did improve finally with 5 moths. Well 4 and a half moths. On inspecting the trap at 9pm before going to bed, there were no moths (something i'm getting use to) I did however scan the fence panels around the immediate trapping area and noticed how many Spiders there were, one had a cocoon with something in it.
'I bet it was a moth' I said and lo and behold it was a year first Hebrew Character, still fresh and not crispy.
Every night now I will have to dust the trapping area to remove all of these cobwebs that keep antagonising my moths.
Last year I had two garden first both succumb to these 8 legged menaces. Both Eyed Hawk-moth and Early Moth!
Anyway enough rambling on, here is my recent catches.

Catch Report -  17/03/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x March Moth

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Catch Report -  18/03/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 80w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Hebrew Character [NFY]

1x Small Quaker [NFY]
2x Common Quaker

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Small Quaker & Hebrew Character

Deceased HC


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