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

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Saturday night and into the weekend

Saturday night saw a reduced catch of moths but still two species were new for the year. The weatherhad been mild and breezy all of Saturday and with temperatures holding up into double figures again at night it was silly not to try and tempt some moths out.

On Sunday there was a bit of Micro action in the garden with 1x Glyphipterix simpliciella, 15+ Cauchas rufimitrella, 1x Notocelia cynosbatella, 2x Epiphyas postvittana and 1x Esperia sulphurella in the space of 15 minutes whilst having a wander around the garden.

Catch Report - 20/05/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Tussock [NFY] 
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Garden Carpet 
1x Green Carpet
1x Heart & Dart
2x Rustic Shoulder-knot
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro Moths

2x Argyresthia spinosella [NFY]
1x Epiphyas postvittana

Pale Tussock

Argyresthia spinosella

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