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 2 May 2016

Are thing finally on the move?

Last night I ran my trap after a lovely warm day with highs of 16 degrees and the prediction of a mild and cloudy night
Some moths at last after four blank traps a pleasing 11 moths of 9 species this morning with 4 new for the year. Brimstone Moth, Angle Shades, Dyseriocrania subpurpurella and an Elachista albifrontella 
The weather was cloudy with light rain at some point and lows of 8 degrees. The wind was a bit gusty at times though.
The week ahead looks pretty good for our mothy friends and boy do I have some catching up to do!

Catch Report - 01/05/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Angle Shades [NFY]
1x Brimstone Moth [NFY]
1x Double-striped Pug
2x Brindled Pug
2x Common Quaker
1x Hebrew Character
1x Early Grey
Micro Moths

1x Dyseriocrania subpurpurella [NFY]
1x Elachista albifrontella [NFY]

Angle Shades

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

Elachista albifrontella

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