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 23 July 2020

Catch Report - 12/07/20 - Tatty Lackey

Another report from over two weeks ago sees me playing catch up again, the joys of work and being a parent are so real during peak moth season!

Another warm still night was upon us, with lows of 14 degrees it was lights on once more after a break on the previous night.

Highlights were a tatty Lackey, not common here and the first slice of better migrant action, a worn Pearly Underwing.
Slender Brindle was also very welcome and usually another seldom seen moth in my garden trap (This year however, I've had 4 since this record).

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 355.

Only New For Year Species Reported

125w MV Robinson Trap min 14c at 4:30am

Catch Report - 12/07/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Lackey 1 [NFY]
Lime-speck Pug 1 [NFY]
Pearly Underwing 1 [NFY]
Shaded Broad-bar 1 [NFY]
Slender Brindle 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Agriphila straminella 1 [NFY]
Borkhausenia fuscescens 1 [NFY]
Elachista albifrontella 1 [NFY]
Mompha propinquella 1 [NFY]

Agriphila straminella

Borkhausenia fuscescens

Elachista albifrontella


Lime-speck Pug

Mompha propinquella

Pearly Underwing

Shaded Broad-bar

Slender Brindle

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