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 4 May 2019

May it be cold and wet

Pretty grim here at the moment for the moths, with just a smattering of species turning up.

Although the catch is low, you can usually rely on a trickle of new species for the year to make an appearance.
Good to get Scorched Carpet, pretty much on time. 

The Scrobipalpa is probably acuminatella, unfortunately it escaped, but it is the common one I get here in the garden.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 62.

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


Macro Moths

Scorched Carpet 1 [NFY]  
Brindled Pug 2
Hebrew Character 1
Lesser Swallow Prominent 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 6

Micro Moths

Scrobipalpa acuminatella 1 [NFY]
Epiphyas postvittana 1

Scorched Carpet

Scrobipalpa acuminatella

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