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 21 October 2018

Garden Catch 24/07/18 - A new Macro Moth!

And not just new for my garden, but new for me after 12 years of intensive trapping and surely not over-looked before, the moth in question is Yarrow Pug, a large female and a great addition to my back garden.
Macro no.343 for my garden.

Small Phoenix was back after a two year absense and my only record of the year of Vapourer was dead and wrapped up in a nearby spider's web, charming!

Also, to add that a Stigmella obliquella which was found on Sallow which I collected from the bridlepath at the bottom of the garden, emerged today. A garden first but a fairly regular species found in mine stage in the County.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 433.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 24/07/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Yarrow Pug [NEW!]
Small Phoenix
Vapourer Moth

Micro Moths

Stigmella obliquella [NEW!]
Epinotia brunnichana

Epinotia brunnichana

Small Phoenix

Small Phoenix

Stigmella obliquella

Stigmella obliquella

Vapourer Moth

Yarrow Pug

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