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 22 May 2017

Friday night's trapping

Trapping in my garden again on Friday night yielded a modest catch of 14 moths comprising of 11 species, a modest catch for some but not too bad for my garden this time of year.

Of the 11 species present, 4 were new for the year list.

The weather continues to be warm and favourable with highs at around 20 degrees and despite some clear spells at night, temperatures are holding up at around 10-12c.

Catch Report - 19/05/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Grey-pine Carpet [NFY]
1x Orange Footman [NFY]
1x Waved Umber [NFY]
1x White Ermine [NFY]
1x Common Marbled Carpet 
1x Common Pug
1x Common Swift
3x Rustic Shoulder-knot 
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro Moths

1x Alucita hexadactyla
2x Epiphyas postvittana
White Ermine

Grey-pine Carpet

Waved Umber

Orange Footman

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