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 21 May 2016

Catch Report 19th of May

On Thursday night I ran the trap again and continued the catch up with 5 new species for the year. 
It is finally nice to see a bit of variety turning up...nothing rare but moths any moths was all I needed to see having missed out on so much lately.

Best moth of note was a different form of Oak Nycteoline, my second of this species for the year.

The weather has turned a little unsettled with rain showers and highs of 18 degrees but continuing to stay mild and cloudy for the evenings which are better for moths.
Catch Report - 19/05/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Tussock [NFY]
1x Common Pug [NFY]
1x Flame Shoulder [NFY]
1x Lesser Swallow Prominent [NFY] 
1x Cabbage Moth [NFY]
1x Garden Carpet
1x Oak Nycteoline
1x Waved Umber
3x Shuttle shaped Dart 
1x Common Swift
1x Brimstone Moth

Micro Moths

2x Epiphyas postvittana

Cabbage Moth

Lesser Swallow Prominent

Oak Nycteoline

Shuttle-shaped Dart

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