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 April 2019

Low numbers but a sign of more variety on it's way

A pretty average and modest catch of just 11 moths of 7 species on Friday night, warm daytime temperatures peaking at around 21c, but again dropping to just below 6c come dawn.

This seems very low, but it is actually above average for my garden at this time of year! Some nights at the end of April in year's past, I was trapping 4 or 5 moths per night.

Still, it was nice to add two new species to the year list.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 45.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 125w Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

Shuttle-shaped Dart 1 [NFY]
Brindled Pug 3
Common Quaker 1

Double-striped Pug 1
Nut-tree Tussock 3

Micro Moths

Agonopterix arenella 1 [NFY]
Agonopterix heracliana 1

Shuttle-shaped Dart

Agonopterix arenella

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