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 27 July 2019

Garden Catch 21/07/19

Another 4 year-listers were added on the 21st.
One of them was a bit more special gthan the other 3.. a huge Female Oak Eggar and a garden first made it even more pleasing.
It's one of those moths that is listed as common but for me, far from it.
I last saw one in 2012! 

The weather continues to be very warm and settled and the moth species per evening seem to be at a steady 65.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 348. 

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


Macro Moths

Copper Underwing 1 [NFY]
Oak Eggar 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Helcystogramma rufescens 1 [NFY]
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 1 [NFY]

Helcystogramma rufescens

Oak Eggar

Paraswammerdamia albicapitella

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