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 17 June 2020

It's going a bit bananas here with this humidity

Another really good catch on Sunday night here with around 40 species and with another warm and muggy night, the new for year species were very welcome.

Both Middle-barred Minor and Peacock moth I missed out on last year (The latter was new to my garden only last year, a shame this years example was so tatty).

Star of the night went to the boldy marked Varied Coronet
Two moths are pemding to be checked, a tiny Stigmella sp and a Cnephasia sp.

8 new species were added to the running total.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 245.

250w Clear MV Robinson Trap min 14c at 4:30am

Only New For Year Species Reported

Catch Report - 14/06/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Least Carpet 1 [NFY]
Middle-barred Minor 1 [NFY]
Peacock Moth 1 [NFY]
Varied Coronet 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Bryotropha terrella 1 [NFY]
Carcina quercana 1 [NFY]
Endotricha flammealis 1 [NFY]
Epinotia abbreviana 1 [NFY] 

Bryotropha terrella

Carcina quercana

Epinotia abbreviana

Least Carpet

Middle-barred Minor

Peacock Moth

Varied Coronet

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