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 4 April 2016

Recent catches in the garden

Hello all, finally got round to updating my catch reports from the last few weeks, with the best catch from last night and finally a little bit more variety which was nice.
The last time I trapped was on Thursday night just before I went to visit some friends in Cardiff, and no I didn't take the trap! But in the Summer I may take it to their new home (well the 40w Actinic anyway) 
We aren't quite into the stable weather yet but it feels like its getting close, and it is also nearly field tripping time, exciting times ahead I hope, particularly as the Herts Moth Group will be running a field trip programme this year.

Right..here is what I have been catching lately, as you can see it has been very mixed results.

Catch Report - 25/03/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

4x Common Quaker
1x Hebrew Character
4x Small Quaker
3x Clouded Drab

Micro Moths

1x Amblyptilia acanthdactyla
1x Agonopteris heracliana 

Catch Report - 28/03/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Hebrew Character
1x Small Quaker

Micro Moths

None recorded!

Catch Report - 30/03/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Common Quaker
1x Hebrew Character

Micro Moths

1x Agonopteris heracliana 

Catch Report - 03/04/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Double-striped Pug [NFY] 
1x Shoulder-stripe [NFY]
2x Brindled Pug
1x Common Quaker
2x Clouded Drab
1x Small Quaker
6x Hebrew Character

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

Double-striped Pug


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