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 7 July 2018

Garden Catch 07/06/18 - It's all adding up!

Every time I trap it's great to add new species to the year list, and on the 07th of June, this was no exception with 4 species added and bringing the running total to bang on 180 species.

Nothing to be excited about but nice to get some photos of some fresh looking moths.

The weather continues to be very settled and as I tyoe this (a month later) we are still experiencing this prolonged heatwave that has been with us for over 3 weeks now.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 180.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 07/06/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Buff Ermine
Foxglove Pug

Micro Moths

Udea olivalis

Buff Ermine

Foxglove Pug

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