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

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Another load of year-listers! 19-05-19 - Stevenage

A very pleasing catch on Sunday night here in Stevenage, with 9 new species added to the garden for 2019.
All expected species, and aonce again all mainly singletons (My garden has a habitat of this).

Best moth for me was Phtheochroa rugosana, only my second garden record with the previous one on the 12th of July 2016.

Days continue to be warm with highs of around 20 degrees, but with little or no cloud by lighting up time, the temperature isn't holding up much which is a shame. 

Still, at least we've got rid of that dreadfully large moon that had plagued us before, being so bright and high in the sky for much of the night.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 94.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

Common Pug 2 [NFY]
Flame Shoulder 1 [NFY]
Maiden's Blush 1 [NFY]
Pale Tussock 1 [NFY]
Pebble Proninent 1 [NFY]
Peppered Moth 1 [NFY]
Yellow-barred Brindle 1 [NFY]
Bright-line Brown-eye 1
Brimstone Moth 3
Garden Carpet 2
Iron Prominent 1
Maiden's Blush
Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
Turnip Moth 1
Vine's Rustic 2
Waved Umber 1

Micro Moths

Aphomia sociella 1 [NFY]
Phtheochroa rugosana 1 [NFY]
Argyresthia trifasciata 1
Tineas trinotella 1

Aphomia sociella

Argyresthia trifasciata

Pale Tussock

Pebble Prominent

Peppered Moth

Phtheochroa rugosana

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