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

Saturday 16 June 2018

Catch report - 31/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage

I'm still in May with my reports and the backlog is getting a bit much, but I will soldier on regardless.

On Thursday the 31st I recorded lots of moths for my humble garden here in Stevenage.

Moths were literally everywhere on Thursday the 31st of May and what a night to finish May with.

The night was warm and humid and the threat of thunderstorms was ever increasing but it never materialised and the night stayed dry with a minimum of 15 degrees and perfect for moths.

There were over 150 moths of about 40 species in total.

New for my garden records was Lathronympha strigana, Micro number 312, no photo as I let it go thinking i'd already recorded it here!

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 151.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 31/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Brown Rustic
Clouded Border
Common Wainscot
Currant Pug
Elephant Hawk-moth
Marbled Minor sp
Oak Hook-tip

Micro Moths

Lathronympha strigana [NFG]
Acentria ephemerella
Anania hortulata
Cydia pomonella
Eulia ministrana
Tachystola acroxantha
Teleiodes luculella
Tortrix viridana 2

Brown Rustic

Common Wainscot

Currant Pug

Oak Hook-tip

Marbled Minor sp

Teleiodes luculella

Tortrix viridana


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