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 1 July 2020

Garden mothing ticking over nicely

Around a week behind with reports, but i'll catch up soon! The recent nights have been awful and some nights I haven't even run the trap at all.
This is extremely rare for the end of June, the wind and rain and low temperatures just haven't helped.

Last Tuesday however, it was another bustling trap with a nice variety.

Highlights were two garden second's, both Brown Scallop and Cnephasia longana only trapped once before here.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 303.

250w Clear MV Robinson Trap min 14c at 5:00am

Only New For Year Species Reported

Catch Report - 23/06/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Brown Scallop 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Acentria ephemerella 1 [NFY]

Anarsia innoxiella 1 [NFY]
Cnephasia longana 1 [NFY]
Ditula angustiorana 1 [NFY]
Eudemis profundana 1 [NFY]
Pammene fasciana 1 [NFY]
Yponomeuta evonymella 2 [NFY]

Acentria ephemerella

Anarsia innoxiella

Brown Scallop

Cnephasia longana

Ditula angustiorana

Eudemis profundana

Pammene fasciana

Yponomeuta evonymella

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