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 10 March 2017

Latest from the garden trap

Last night I trapped once again and under clear skies after a really mild day at 15 degrees come the afternoon, despite the clear sky I was hopeful.
Before going to bed I checked around the trap and found one each of Small Quaker, Common Quaker and Clouded Drab, the latter new for year.
By the morning a further 6 moths were observed and a second Clouded Drab was found as well as a really plain looking Dotted Border and in major contrast a stunningly striking red-tinged Hebrew Character.

Also Agonopterix heracliana made it the 18th species of the year so far.

Catch Report - 09/03/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths
2x Clouded Drab [NFY] 
2x Common Quaker
1x Dotted Border
1x Hebrew Character
1x Small Quaker
Micro Moths

2x Agonopterix heracliana [NFY]

Dotted Border

Hebrew Character

Clouded Drab

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