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 16 April 2016

From the garden trap

I trapped last in the garden on Wednesday night, and haven't tried since because i've either been out on trips or the weather has been absolutely ridiculous for this time of year.
Today for instance was 3 degrees at 11am with flurries of sleet infact parts of Lincolnshire this morning woke up to an inch of snow!
I did manage a healthy 18 moths of 7 species including a year-first Grey-pine Carpet which took a lot of coaxing to flatten out for a photo!
Hopefully will try trapping again on Sunday night.

Catch Report - 13/04/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Grey-pine Carpet [NFY]
4x Common Quaker
5x Hebrew Character
2x Clouded Drab
3x Early Grey
1x Double-striped Pug

Micro Moths

2x Emmelina monodactyla
Grey-pine Carpet

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