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 12 August 2019

Another garden first!

On he las day of July, the weather had been a little cooler with a fresher feel, no exceeding 22 degrees, luckily the night temperatures held up above 15c and the catch wasn't too bad at all.

Dark Spectacle was added to the garden list, a moth i've taken before at various chalk grassland sites around the County, a great addition and a few more popping up in the Couny for other people, signifies a possible boom year for this species.

Other species of note were, Tawny Speckled Pug (Last seen in 2015 and the 4th garden record, tatty mind).
Both Lychnis and Campion together (Never happened for me before on the same night). 

Mothing is a funny old game, in my last post it was the micro show, this night featured no new miros for the year!

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 393.

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


Macro Moths

Campion 1 [NFY]
Dark Spectacle 1 [NFY]
Lychnis 1 [NFY]
Tawny Speckled Pug 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

No new micros for the year

Campion & Lychnis


Dark Spectacle


Tawny Speckled Pug

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