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 4 January 2020

The first Moths of 2020!

Well, what a start to 2020, the weather has just about been on my side here in the South-East, and with minimums of 7c on New Year's Day, 10c on Thursday night and just 3c last night, the trap was out on all 3 occasions....luckily escaping the dreaded blank on all nights (just).

My garden is usually pretty poor in January and I rarely trap because it is just so cold and windy, when nights are warm then it's always worth a punt!

Here are my first findings of 2020

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 7.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage

01/01/20 - 1x 15w Actinic & 1x 15w Synergetic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Mottled Umber 2 [NFY]

02/01/20 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Chestnut 1 [NFY]
Dark Chestnut 1 [NFY]
Spring Usher 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Emmelina monodactyla 1 [NFY]
Psyche casta 1 (Case) [NFY]

03/01/20 - 1x 15w Actinic & 1x 15w Synergetic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Early Moth 1 [NFY]

Pscyhe casta

Early Moth

Chestnut & Dark Chestnut

Emmelina monodactyla

Mottled Umber

Spring Usher

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