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 7 May 2019

Bank Holiday Mothing

After a fairly mediocre day for weather, it was quite cool by the evening, but cloudy...that was the most important thing!

A few moths were arriving shortly after switching on, but it was once again slim pickings by the morning.

A rather tatty Lime Hawk-moth was spotted by my wife whilst sitting in the kitchen, quickly potted up and put in the fridge as it was so lively! 
Lime Hawk-moth is quite significant here as it's only my 4th garden record, which is pleasing in itself.

Two other new for year's werre most welcome.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 66.

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


Macro Moths

Lime Hawk-moth 1 [NFY]
Turnip Moth 1 [NFY]
Brimstone Moth 1
Lesser Swallow Prominent 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 5

Micro Moths

Endrosis sarcitrella 1 [NFY]
Epiphyas postvittana 1

Lime Hawk-moth

Lime Hawk-moth

Shuttle-shaped Dart

Turnip Moth

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