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

Thursday 9 March 2017

Warm days cool nights but spring is slowly springing


Last night after a rather mild day with highs of 12 degrees the trap was set-up before I whisked myself over for a very enjoyable evening at the Beds Moth Group AGM hosted by Andy and Melissa Banthorpe.

On returning to my garden trap at 10.20pm there was very little activity with just a March Moth and Hebrew Character. By the morning there were 5 more moths with Amblyptilia acanthadactyla new for the year.

Catch Report - 08/03/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths
1x Dotted Border
1x Hebrew Character
3x March Moth
Micro Moths

1x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla [NFY]
1x Totrtricodes alternella 

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

March Moth

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