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

Sunday 2 February 2020

1st of Feb and earliest Hebrew Character by 20 days!

Last night I popped the Actinic on just in case anything decided to get blown in. It was a good job I did, as I recorded my earliest Hebrew Character since starting moth trapping in 2006, and by 20 days! The previous earliest was last year on the 21st of February.
The sign of things to come maybe in 15 years time where certain species, like Europe, have an extended flight period (I have records of Hebrew Character from the first week of May).

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 13.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

01/02/20 - 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Hebrew Character 1 [NFY]

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