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 20 April 2018

A new species of Macro Moth for the garden!

On Monday night temperatures were starting to slowly improve and so the trap has been out most nights but i've had little time to write about it with my newborn taking up most (if not all) of my time!
I was therefore pleased to find two examples of Frosted Green on my projector screen that is positioned behind my trap.
I still am missing the 'commoner' Yellow Horned. But I don't have much Birch around here and what there is on the opposite side of my nearest wood a 1/4 of a mile away.
Frosted Green is associated with Oaks and luckily I have serveral along the bridleway that runs along the bottom of my garden.
But why I haven't recorded it in the previous 5 Springs of trapping here is a mystery? My theory is from what other's have been posting, it's having a bumper year and I got lucky in attracting not one but two to my trap.

The rest of the catch was made up of the usual Springtime species and included a Brindled Pug as new for year.

Catch Report - 16/04/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Frosted Green 2 [NFG]
Brindled Pug 1 [NFY
Chestnut 1
Common Quaker 12
Double-striped Pug 3

Early Grey 1
Small Quaker 3

Micro Moths

Emmelina monodactyla 3

Frosted Green


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