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

Thursday 23 April 2020

Cold and clear

Which seems to be a running trend lately, hampering catches somewhat here.

Before the trap was switched on, I had a sweep and tap of the bushes around the garden, and was rewarded with a third garden record of Acrolepia autumnitella, very pleased with that.

Come the morning, the trap yielded just 4 moths. Luckily 2 were new for the year so it made up for the poor numbers. 

I can't remember the last time I saw cloud in the evening, maybe two months ago now.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 68.

5 moths of 5 species to 125w MV Robinson Trap

Catch Report - 22/04/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Brimstone Moth 1 [NFY]
Flame Shoulder 1 [NFY]
Hebrew Character 1

Micro Moths - Daytime

Acrolepia autumnitella 1 [NFY]

Acrolepia autumnitella

Brimstone Moth

Flame Shoulder

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