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 26 April 2020

A reprise in good moth numbers

It was a lovely day yesterday peaking at around 22 degrees, although falling sharply away when the sun went down.
Indeed it did drop, to just above 3 degrees, so I was shocked to 10 moths of 7 species (finding a few more later on in the morning that I had missed).
Whats more, 3 were new species for the year, well worth flicking that switch!

Pick of the catch was a lovely fresh Coxcomb Prominent. 

On this date last year, I was only on 55 species! So I am now 25 species ahead in 2020!

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 80.

10 moths of 7 species to 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Catch Report - 25/04/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths
Coxcomb Prominent 1 [NFY]
Garden Carpet 1 [NFY]
Grey Pine Carpet 1 [NFY]
Brindled Pug 2
Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
Micro Moths
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Epiphyas postvittana 1

Coxcomb Prominent

Grey-pine Carpet

Garden Carpet

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