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 9 January 2017

A change of heart

Switching to the 40w Actinic last night as it was expected to get cooler (whether Actinic works better in cooler weather I am not sure)
This morning there were only 2 moths, but the 4th species of the year was a Winter Moth.

The weather is set to turn midweek and by the end of the week we could be seeing -5 again so this maybe my last post for awhile!

Catch Report - 08/01/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Winter Moth 1 [NFY]
Mottled Umber 1 
Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Winter Moth

Mottled Umber

1 comment:

  1. at least you catching been to cold in whitstable at the moment,looks like no trapping for at least another week