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 8 September 2018

Garden Catch 29/06/18 - A right old mixed bag

A right old mixed bag of moths greeted me on Saturday morning, with plenty of time to peruse being the weekend and no work it's always easier to sort at a more leasurely pace.

As it was a cooler night, I dropped down to half the wattage to the old faithful and with it beong cooler the ctch was decreased.
There were still however 6 new for year species, 3 a piece for the Macro's and Micro's.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 289.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 29/06/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Dingy Footman
Maple Prominent

Micro Moths

Athrips mouffetella
Pleuroptya ruralis
Zeiraphera isertana

Athrips mouffetella

Dingy Footman

Maple Prominent

Zeiraphera isertana

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