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

Saturday 18 May 2019

Garden Mothing - 16/05/19 - Signs of improvement!

Finally some moths! After the last four outings varying from 1 to 3 moths, to get double figures was promising indeed.
Better still, 4 were new species for the year.

Conditions were overcast and minimum 7c with little wind, but a few showers at times as it was wet come Friday morning.

Bright-line Brown-eye...Mr consistent or what. Below are the year firsts since 2013.

Bright-line Brown-eye 12/05/13 - 15/05/14 - 10/05/15 - 17/05/15 - 16/05/16 - 15/05/17 - 15/05/18 - 16/05/19

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 74.

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


Macro Moths

Bright-line Brown-eye 1 [NFY]
Iron Prominent 1 [NFY]
Rustic Shoulder-knot 1 [NFY]
Brimstone Moth 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 3

Micro Moths

Plutella xylostella 1 [NFY]
Epiphyas postvittana 3

Bright-line Brown-eye

Iron Prominent

Rustic Shoulder-knot

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