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 13 May 2018

09/05/18 - Back Garden Mothing

8 new for year species was very pleasing indeed on Wednesday night after a fairly warm day with late cloud towards the evening, the temperature held up nicely.
It was great to see arguably one of the most striking of moths, the Herald. A moth that over-winters in caves, barns and outbuildings.
Four Oak-tree Pugs were like buses and unfortunately the first Red Twin-spot Carpet of the year was found dead in the trap which is unusual.
A Parornix species will be checked at a later date.

Here is last Wednesday's new for year species.

Catch Report - 09/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Herald 1
Muslin Moth 1
Oak-tree Pug 4
Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
Yellow-barred Brindle 1

Micro Moths

Parornix sp 1 [TBC]
Syndemis musculana 1


Muslin Moth

Parornix sp

Red Twin-spot Carpet

Rustic Shoulder-knot

Syndemis musculana

Yellow-barred Brindle

Oak-tree Pug

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