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 17 September 2017

Last night in the garden

After a wet and cool day yesterday with temperatures struggling to reach 15c and with a minimum of around 7c this morning with a mixture of clear and cloudy spells the moth catch was a bit down on what I had hoped for, given how still the conditions were.

Nevertheless a new species was recorded for the year, and not one but 3 individuals.

Lunar Underwing is quite a variable moth but apart from one being lighter, the other two were near identical and they can be almost sandy coloured in appearance.

Catch Report - 16/09/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

3x Lunar Underwing [NFY]
1x Brimstone Moth
13x Large Yellow Underwing
4x Lesser Yellow Underwing 
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Snout
7x Square-spot Rustic

Micro Moths

1x Amblypilia acanthadactyla
2x Epiphyas postvittana

Lunar Underwing

Lunar Underwing

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