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

Friday 6 May 2016

May Misery

Unfortunately things still haven't really got going here yet, numbers and species are still well down on an average year.
Daytime temperatures are superb at around 20 degrees but the night time temperatures have been struggling, although last night was a minimum 7 degrees and the return was border-line depressing with a glimmer of excitement with a new for year Mullein.

My garden here in North Herts seems to be at least a Month behind now.
The moths...just four this morning. One each of Emmelina monodactyla, Agonopterix heracliana and Streamer, the latter two usually finish the first week of April here...and if it wasn't for the Mullein I would have been rather grumpy!

That's all from me for now, I hope to go out on a field trip on Sunday night.

Catch Report - 04/05/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brimstone Moth
1x Common Quaker
2x Hebrew Character

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla
2x Epiphyas postvittana 

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

Macro Moths

1x Mullein [NFY]
1x Streamer

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla
2x Agonopterix heracliana


1 comment:

  1. Saw a lovely yellow and dark brown sort of diamond marked dayflyer the other day, first of year. I'm only seeing a few plumes at night.