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 April 2016

El Crappo Catches

A quick post of my recent catches, awful awful weather we have had this past week with temperatures barely reaching 14 or 15 degrees and then dropping like a stone to near freezing with a bright full moon. I have tried 4 times recently and on two of these occasions I have blanked...completely unheard of for me at the end of April.
More on that in  my next comparison post!

Here are my meager recent catches. 

Catch Report - 18/04/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Hebrew Character

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla
Catch Report - 20/04/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

3x Hebrew Character
1x Early Grey
1x Common Quaker

Micro Moths

None recorded!

Sad Quaker (Miserabulus fedupus)

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