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 2 April 2020

Sign of things to come

On Tuesday night and on the last day of March, again it was a pretty poor catch with just 2 moths present at the trap.
Mind you, it was -2c!
This morning it was a little warmer (well not much) at 2c, cloud had dominated much of the early evening but there still were no moths in or around my trap when I checked at 11pm.

By this morning there were 11 of 4 species, showing just how late they can fly even when it does get colder.

Brindled Pug was new for the year, and only spotted when I was packing the trap away later on.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 31.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

31/03/20 - 40w Actinic and 15w Actinic & 15w Synergetic tubes on homemade trap

Macro Moths

Clouded Drab 1
Common Quaker 1

01/04/20 - 40w Actinic and 15w Actinic & 15w Synergetic tubes on homemade trap

Macro Moths

Brindled Pug 1 [NFY]

Common Quaker 3
Hebrew Character 5
Small Quaker 2 

Brindled Pug

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