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 15 May 2017

May I finally be blessed with moths

Last night I ran the trap once again as conditions seem to be finally going in our favour here in the south-east with increased humidity and cloud cover and as last night as an example, it didn't drop below 13 degrees and tonight it could well stay at a minimum of 16 degrees!

It will also be field trip time again tomorrow night with as many traps as we can muster.

Last night, numbers were still quite low but new for year species are coming thick and fast now with 8 last night alone!

Catch Report - 14/05/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Common Swift [NFY]
1x Heart & Dart [NFY] 
1x Light Emerald [NFY]
1x Scalloped Hazel [NFY]
1x Silver-ground Carpet [NFY]
1x Silver-Y [NFY]
1x Spectacle [NFY]
2x Flame Shoulder
1x Pebble Prominent
4x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro Moths

1x Notocelia cynosbatella [NFY]
1x Mompha subbistrigella

Common Swift

Light Emerald

Notocelia cynosbatella


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