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

Friday 8 September 2017

Warm and windy blows them in

Last night was warm and quite blustery with showers through the night but it didn't see to put the moths off as there were at least 100 moths in and around the trap of 28 species which is about average for this time of year in my garden on a warm night.

Another Rosy Rustic was nice to see, only my second so far this year and Tachystola acroxantha second brood turned up also, an adventive species from Australia that seems to be very well established in my garden with 5 or 6 records per year now.

2 new for year species were the stunning Frosted Orange and the rarely recorded Monopis laevigella, in fact it's strange because i've never recorded weaverella in my garden but it is common for me out on moth trips and laevigella out in the field rarely turns up.

New Species for the Garden/Year Report - 07/09/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Frosted Orange [NFY]
Mompha laevigella [NFY]

Frosted Orange

Monopis laevigella

Rosy Rustic

Tachystola acroxantha

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