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

Sunday 30 June 2019

Warm days and warming up nights

Thursday night was a little warmer than the previous night and with a little bit of cloud cover as well after a warm day, the trap was busier.
Subsequently there were a few more new for year species added to the running total.

Before I set the trap up there was a moth flying around in the late sunshine, i'm glad I grabbed the net quick enough before it flew up into the stratosphere.
The moth turned out to be Diplodoma laichartingella, having already recorded the larvae this year, it was nice to catch up with the adult again.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 237.

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


Macro Moths

Yellow Shell 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Diplodoma laichartingella 1 [First adult of year]
Scythropia crataegella 1 [NFY]

Diplodoma laichartingella

Scythropia crataegella

Yellow Shell

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