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 22 June 2019

Moth no.700 for the garden

A further 6 new for year species were added on Wednesday night and Thursday night, with the highlight of course being a garden first Pearly Underwing and the 700th moth species recorded here since August 2012.
It's such a shame that there wasn't much left of it! it must have had one hell of a bumpy ride over here.

Temperatures continue to rise, with a little more cloud at nights

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 193. 

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


Micro Moths

Anania coronata 1 [NFY]
Hofmannophila pseudospretella 1 [NFY]


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


Macro Moths

Pearly Underwing [NFG]
Small Blood-vein 1 [NFY]
Uncertain 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Pterophorus pentadactyla 1 [NFY]

Anania coronata


Small Blood-vein

Pearly Underwing

Pterophorus pentadactyla

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