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 29 September 2018

Garden Catch 11/07/18 - Kent comes to Stevenage

A really odd night with not much to sift through and made even weirder by a slightly unexpected garden first Kent Black Arches and a rather early Agonopterix alstromeriana, a moth that usually flies from August and over-winters flying until around April.
Indeed my previous 12 years of records, all follow this consistent pattern, until last night when a fresh individual was potted up from the garden trap, a month early or therabouts.

The third interesting moth was a garden second record of Dark Umber

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 358.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 11/07/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Kent Black Arches [NFG]
Dark Umber

Micro Moths

Agonopterix alstromeriana

Agonopterix alstromeriana

Dark Umber

Kent Black Arches

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