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

Sunday 9 October 2016

End of Summer

Another catch but with just one new for the year, a Svensson's Copper Underwing of which I probably average 1 a year present compared to around 10 Coppers.
A healthy amount of Brimstone Moths with 10 in total were to be found, other than that it was rather mundane.
Another Old Lady was nice to see, the 2nd one in the garden this year and the only place i've seen them this year.
Catches are slowly sliding now but to be expected after a cracking Summer.
Catch Report - 06/09/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths

Svensson's Copper Underwing [NFY]
Angle Shades 3
Brimstone Moth 10
Common Marbled Carpet 2
Common Rustic 1
Common Wainscot 3 
Copper Underwing 2
Double-striped Pug 3
Dusky Thorn 1
Light Emerald 1
Mouse Moth 1
Old Lady 1
Pale Mottled Willow 1
Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
Silver-Y 1
Small Dusty Wave 1
Snout 1
Square-spot Rustic 1 
Vine's Rustic 3
Willow Beauty 1

Micro Moths

Acleris variegana 2
Agriphila geniculea 1 
Argyresthia spinosella 1
Blastobasis adustella 1
Clepsis consimiliana 1 
Endrosis sarcitrella 1
Emmelina monodactyla 2
Epiphyas postvittana 5

Old Lady

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