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

Sunday 28 October 2018

Garden Catch 01/08/18 - Shifting into late Summer

August is always a quiet month for me, it's a month that doesn't throw up massive numbers but you do get the odd surprise, subsequently it's the month of the year that I go away for 2 weeks abroad so I probably miss out on a few species.
This year however with no big trip away (After 9 years of only being here for half of August!), the trap was on at every opportunity.

Highlight of the catch was a single Acrolepiopsis assectella, not seen since 2014 and a confirmed by dissection Bryotropha senectella (Thanks Graeme...again!).

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 440.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 01/08/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Orange Swift

Micro Moths

Acrolepiopsis assectella
Bryotropha senectella

Bryotropha senectella

Orange Swift - Male

Orange Swift - Female

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