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

Saturday 20 May 2017

Garden Trapping after a deluge

I was back to trapping in the garden on Thursday night after being out on Tuesday night and then deciding not to trap on Wednesday night as we had about 4 inches of rain in 24 hours! The garden desperately needed it though I must say.

Just the one new for year species and a modest catch of 11 moths of 8 species during a really wet night so I was surprised it was this many!

Catch Report - 18/05/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Mottled Willow [NFY] 
1x Common Swift
2x Flame Shoulder 
1x Garden Carpet
1x Knot Grass
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
3x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro Moths

1x Epiphyas postvittana

Common Swift

Pale Mottled Willow

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