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 25 April 2020

The big slump

Well after yesterday night's great count, and with similar conditions expected last night, I though it would be just as good.
How wrong was I! With just 7 moths (down from 24 the night before) it was pretty hilarious going through a near empty trap.
The temperature did dip a bit further than expected to 6.2c, as opposed to nearly 8c the night before.

All was not lost though, two new species for the year were noted and brightened up my mood somewhat, a pretty Scorched Carpet and rather beat-up Pebble Prominent.

I also potted a Caddis-fly which I seem to be getting a lot lately. This is the 4th species in two nights to the trap, Limnephilus affinis.

I'll try again tonight, but Sunday night is looking the pick of the bunch.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 77

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

Catch Report - 24/04/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts
Macro Moths
Pebble Prominent 1 [NFY]
Scorched Carpet 1 [NFY]
Brindled Pug 1
Clouded Drab 1
Common Quaker 1
Hebrew Character 1
Micro Moths
Epiphyas postvittana 1

Limnephilus affinis

Pebble Prominent

Scorched Carpet

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