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

Monday 3 August 2020

Catch Report - 21/07/20 - Back Garden

Just a smattering of new species for the year on the 21st of July, and all expected species here, the best being the tiny micro Cosmiotes stabilella which as become annual only in recent years.

Some variation was also observed in Straw Underwing, which is having an excellent year with over 20 records so far as of the 03rd of August.

Still trying to catch up with my moth reports, but it's tough going.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 389.

Only New For Year Species Reported

125w MV Robinson Trap min 13c at 4:15am

Catch Report - 21/07/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

September Thorn 1 [NFY]
Straw Underwing 3 [NFY]
Square-spot Rustic 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Cosmiotes stabilella 1 [NFY]

Cosmiotes stabilella

September Thorn

Straw Underwing

Straw Underwing

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