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 6 July 2019

Garden Mothing then off on our hols!

This was the last garden trapping effort, before I went away to Dorset for a week.

Another good catch on Sunday night and nearly as many moths as the previous bonanza.
It was nice to record a year first Rustic, amongst the copius (38) amount of Uncertains, you really do have to look hard at 4am!
Broad-barred White is an annual cracker here and always welcome.

On the smaller moth front, the best was a second garden record of the odd-looking Batrachedra praeangusta, an extremely slim looking moth.

A worn Nephopterix angustella was also a pleasing record.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 271.

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


Macro Moths

Broad-barred White 1 [NFY]
Rustic 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Agapeta hamana 1 [NFY]
Batrachedra praeangusta 1 [NFY]
Nephopterix angustella 1 [NFY]

Agapeta hamana

Batrachedra praeangusta

Broad-barred White

Nephopterix angustella


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