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 10 February 2019

3 new for year species..mostly in a crumpled mess

Four moths came to the trap last night, not many at all but the most pleasing part was that of those 4, three were new for the year.
Unfortunately, 2 of the 4 moths were in an awful state.
The Double-striped Pug looked like it had been badly affected by the recent high winds, I tried to re-arrange it's wings but with no luck.
The Dotted Border was found dead in a spider's web and all screwed up!
The third new for year species was the common Acleris schalleriana, which was difficult to photo in the dark conditions today.

The fourth moth in question was just as welcome, only my third garden record of Early Moth (After the second just a few weeks ago).

Warning... the pictures aren't pretty!
Garden species count for 2019 now upto 11.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap


Double-striped Pug 1 [NFY]
Dotted Border 1 [NFY]
Early Moth 1
Acleris schalleriana 1 [NFY]

Early Moth

Dotted Border

Acleris schalleriana

Double-striped Pug

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