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 7 August 2018

A blinder of a night with the bright 250

And yes, it's bright... in fact it makes the standard 125 MV look like a candle light in comparison.

A cracking catch on a really warm night with temps no lower than 17 degrees at 4am.

I decided to run the 250w Clear bulb again, and o my it was worth it with some quality moths found come the morning.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 217, with two Coleophora pending and to add.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 15/06/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Barred Straw
Barred Yellow
Clouded Brindle
Large Twin-spot Carpet
Shaded Pug
Small Clouded Brindle

Micro Moths

Coleophora sp 2 (To be be gen det)
Nemophora degeerella
Udea prunalis

Barred Straw

Barred Yellow

Clouded Brindle

Coleophora sp

Large Twin-spot Carpet

Shaded Pug

Small Clouded Brindle

Coleophora sp 2

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