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 27 August 2018

Garden Catch 24/06/18 - Flying-high in June?!?

Still in June (just) and certainly with July just around the corner, the bonny July High-flyer turned up with two cracking examples.
I'm always excited with seeing new forms and I got a July Highflyer that i've never seen quite like before, really dark green and light green with orangey/grey highlights, the photo really doesn't do it justice in the poor light that I had to photograph it.

A further 6 new species were added to the garden year list.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 267.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 24/06/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

July Highflyer 2
Scarce Footman
Short-cloaked Moth
Small Blood-vein

Micro Moths

Euzophera pinguis
Pandemis heparana
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

July Highflyer

Pandemis heparana

Scarce Footman

Short-cloaked Moth

Small Blood-vein

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