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

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Garden Catch 27/07/19 - Sparingly does it

With the weather on the little cool side and rain on and off most of the day, I didn't expect much come Sunday morning.
Despite the rain, it was still and fairly mild, and the new for year species reflected this.

Species were down to around the 40 mark and about average for the time of year as we seemingly start to shift seasons early again.

It was nice to record two really fresh Mouse Moths, a very boring looking species actually.. but one was particularly dark in colouration, so out came the camera before it scuttled away (Quite literally, they prefer to walk about than fly straight off, hence the name).

Agriphila selasella was the pick of the micro's a species that is relatively new to the garden list having only added it to the garden list last year.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 378.

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


Macro Moths

Lime-speck Pug 1 [NFY]
Mouse Moth 2 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Acrobasis consociella 1 [NFY]
Agriphila selasella 1 [NFY]
Pammene aurita 1 [NFY]
Pandemis corylana 1 [NFY]
Phyllonorycter harrisella 1 [NFY]
Ypsolopha scabrella 1 [NFY]

Ypsolopha scabrella
Acrobasis consociella
Agriphila selasella

Lime-speck Pug

Mouse Moth

Pandemis corylana

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