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

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Catch Report - 24/05/20

Not much to report from Sunday night, a fairly quiet night at the trap, with a trickle of new species for the year to keep me awake and paying attention.

There was an Argyresthia cupressella in the Vitrelis lure this afternoon (And there have been a further two since then, Tim Green in Essex has also had this species, to this particular lure). 

Better times were approaching, with warmer weather inbound.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 175.

43 moths of 15 species to 40w U-tube Actinic & 15w Actinic + 15w Synergetic Trap min 9c at 4:00am 

Catch Report - 24/05/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts   

Macro Moths

Brown Rustic 1 [NFY]
Green Pug 1 [NFY]
Freyer's Pug 2
Common Wainscot 4
Treble Lines 2
Heart & Dart 8
Large Nutmeg 2

Pale Tussock 4
Rustic Shoulder-knot 2
Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
Vine's Rustic 4

Micro Moths

Argyresthia cupressella 1 [NFY]
Bucculatrix nigricomella 1
Epiphyas postvittana 3

Udea olivalis 2

Brown Rustic

Green Pug

Pale Tussock

Argyresthia cupressella

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