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

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Warmest February on record!

What a scorcher it has been, with highs of 19c recently, things have gone a bit unseasonably mad haven't they.
The consequence for all this warm weather? Well we shall have to see how this year pans out.

Cold nights have been the flavour of the month, with no nights above 7c by the morning, in fact most have been between -2c and 4c, not ideal for moths but this hasn't deterred a good selection of species to take flight and find my trap, numbers are also up somewhat on average.

3 recent catches have yielded only 2 new species for the year, and a further two daytime finds.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 24.

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


Macro Moths

Clouded Drab 1 [NFY]
Common Quaker 3
Dotted Border 3
March Moth 4
Small Quaker 1

Micro Moths

Agonopterix heracliana 2

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


Macro Moths

Clouded Drab 3 
Common Quaker 5
Dotted Border 1
March Moth 2
Small Quaker 4

Micro Moths

None Recorded!


Psyche casta 1 [NFY] (Larvae)
Stigmella aurella 4 [NFY] (Mine) 

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 40w Actinic Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

Twin-spotted Quaker 1 [NFY]
Chestnut 2
Common Quaker 14
Hebrew Character 1
Satellite 1 
Small Quaker 4

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Clouded Drab

Small Quaker

Twin-spotted Quaker

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