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

Friday 15 May 2020

Sunny stroll

I had an hour (on my son's terms) walk around Bramfield Wood this morning.

Trying to keep my little 2 year old busy in these difficult times whilst my wife works, he's full on but loves his nature already. This morning we had a walk around Bramfield Woods in Central Herts, a mothing paradise! 

We found lots of interesting things on our walk, lots of Speckled Yellow were on the wing, a real hotspot here for them in Herts.
And I just about took a cruddy phone photo of a Small Yellow Underwing, a new site record and not common for me.
Loads of micros flying about, but I forgot my net! i'll be back later at some point.

We also found two Scarce Fungus Weevils on some logs, i've never seen a male before and didn't realise the size difference between the sexes.

Tommie looking for bugs

Scarce Fungus Weevil pair

Small Yellow Underwing on Sitchwort

Speckled Yellow

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