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

Sunday 10 September 2017

Dire weather and pretty dire mothing

Last night was pretty dreadful in my garden with less than 25 moths of just 11 species.

In fact it would have been just 10 had I missed the smallest ever Mompha subbistrigella... it was literally 3mm long.

Best moth of the night and a first for the year was a pristine Brown-spot Pinion, always a treat to see in such good condition.

Trapping will probably be off the cards for the next few nights at least as it's currently windy and very wet here.

New Species for the Garden/Year Report - 09/09/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Brown-spot Pinion [NFY]  
Brown-spot Pinion

Mompha subbistrigella

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