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

Monday 15 July 2019

Fining down a little under clear skies and less muggy conditions

After the last two weeks deluge of moths, things were back to normal for my garden and species and numbers were down quite a bit.
It was nice to confirm another Lesser Common Rustic for the garden, from the ones i've dissected. Most black one have been Lesser, but some still shock me and turn out to be just a Common Rustic.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 324.

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


Macro Moths

Brown-line Bright-eye 1 [NFY]
Buff Arches 1 [NFY]
Dot Moth 1 [NFY]
Lesser Common Rustic 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Eucosma hohenwartiana 1 [NFY]

Brown-line Bright-eye

Buff Arches

Dot Moth

Eucosma hohenwartiana

Lesser Common Rustic

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