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

Thursday 27 September 2018

Garden Catch 09/07/18 - The pretty Magpie

The catch eas brightened up somewhat this morning by a beautiful Magpie Moth, a species that is frequent here and usually annual only missing out it's appearance last year, it is also the 200th species of Macro for the garden in 2018.

A darker Common Rustic sp was dissected and indeed my suspicions were correct when it turned out to be only my second garden record of the Lesser variety.

A quieter night in general with lows of just 12c which was very cool compared to recent nights of 16c!

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 355.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 09/07/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Lesser Common Rustic
Magpie Moth

Micro Moths

Acrobasis advenella
Phyllonorycter harrisella

Acrobasis advenella

Lesser Common Rustic

Magpie Moth

Phyllonorycter harrisella

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