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

Monday 13 August 2018

Garden Catch 19/06/18 - Let it shine when it's warm & fine!

Easily the best catch of the year so far happened on Tuesday 16th of June, after a lovely warm day and with dominant cloud cover towards the evening, it looked just perfect.

I decided to therefore use the higher wattage and uv output 250w cleear bulb.

By the morning the trap was heaving by my garden standards. 17 new species of for the year was impeccable to say the least!

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 241.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 19/06/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Beautiful Golden-Y
Common Emerald 2
Dingy Shears
Dwarf Cream Wave
Fan-foot 2
Small Emerald

Micro Moths

Anania coronata 2
Bryotropha affinis
Crassa unitella
Ditula angustiorana 2
Grapholita janthinana
Lozotaenia forsterana
Pammene regiana
Phycita roborella
Scoparia pyralella
Scythropia crataegella
Spilonota ocellana

Anania coronata

Beautiful Golden-Y

Common Emerald

Ditula angostiorana

Lozotaenia forsterana

Pammene fasciana

Phycita roborella

Scoparia pyralella

Scythropia crataegella

Small Emerald

Spilonota ocellana

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