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 24 February 2019

New for year moth and New form of a common moth!

23 moths was a huge improvement last night, after just 5 moths on Friday night, i'm not entirely sure where they came from, as at 10pm I had just a few March Moths before retiring to bed, it was also extremely nippy out and down to 4c this am.

Come the morning it was a pleasure to actually have a list to write!

Of note were good numbers of Common Quaker and March Moth and two moths that really stood out from the rest.

Dotted Border form f.fuscata, a first for me and a shame it had a bit of flight wear, still an unusual looking moth which could be another species almost!

Grey Shoulder-knot I was joking about really wanting to see on facebook yesterday night, and lo and behold one was sitting tucked under a fence panel.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 20.

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


Macro Moths

Grey Shoulder-knot 1 [NFY]
Chestnut 2
Common Quaker 5
Dotted Border 2 (inc one form f.fuscata)  
Hebrew Character 1
March Moth 9
Small Quaker 1

Micro Moths

Agonopterix heracliana 2

Dotted Border f.fuscata

Grey Shoulder-knot

Hebrew Character

Small Quaker

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