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

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Sunday night in the garden

Last Sunday it was again a nice and warm day with lots of sunshine and plenty of moths to go through some Monday morning.
There were 7 new for year species and again a fair few speices (33 in all).

The year first Pale Oak Beauty was probably the most worn one I have ever recorded (and since then i've had some lovely fresh examples with upto 8 a night!).

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 135.

Here is last Sunday's new for year species.

Catch Report - 27/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Frosted MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Ingrailed Clay
Light Emerald
Pale Oak Beauty
Small Fan-foot

Micro Moths 

Hedya pruniana
Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Crambus lathoniellus

Hedya pruniana

Ingrailed Clay

Light Emerald

Pale Oak Beauty - knackered

Small Fan-foot


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