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

Thursday 11 July 2019

A brief post from the garden moth trap

A distinct lack of new for year species on Monday night, but still a big catch for here.

There were two new for year macros, and two others that had already been recorded but were worthy of photographing, a jet black, but a bit tatty Peppered Moth, a colour form I see very often.
The other moth was an aberrant Vine's Rustic.

One Coleophora is still to be checked

The only other new one was a Hedya salicella, unfortunately it took flight before I got a pot on it! Luckily I photographed a much better specimen from last weeks field trip.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 307.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

Common Emerald 1 [NFY]
Single-dotted Wave 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Hedya salicella 1 [NFY]

Coleophora sp

Coleophora sp

Common Emerald

Peppered Moth

Single-dotted Wave

Vine's Rustic

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