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 29 April 2018

4 new for year's last Saturday... Lead-coloured Drab finally

Last Saturday the weather was quite favourable with little wind and warm temperatures so the trap again went on in the garden.
Four new for year moths were added to the year list.

I thought I had missed out on Lead-coloured Drab this year but luckily a very pale brown one turned up nearly at last knockings. 

4 Lunar Marbled Brown was great, last year I recorded only one with was a first for the garden. To get 4 in one night was quite special.

Notables listed below.

Catch Report - 21/04/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Lead-coloured Drab 1 [NFY]
Lunar Marbled Brown 4 [NFY]
Powdered Quaker 1 [NFY]
Red-green Carpet 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 5

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

Lead-coloured Drab

Lunar Marbled Brown

Powdered Quaker

Red-green Carpet

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