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

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Catch Report - 29/07/20 - Back Garden

A catch from when the weather was still nice! 

Back on the 29th of July to be precise, a fairly cool day at 21 degrees, but dominant cloud cover blessed us throughout most of the night and with a mean low of 16 degrees, it was a busy one at the trap with 61 species noted.

No new macro moths for the year were noted oddly, but five new species of micro moth made up for it, with Recurvaria nanella the best of the 5.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 406.

Only New For Year Species Reported

250w Clear MV Robinson Trap min 16c at 4:30am

Catch Report - 29/07/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

No new species recorded

Micro Moths

Argyresthia albistria 1 [NFY]
Cochylis molliculana 1 [NFY]
Eucosma cana 1 [NFY]
Phyllonorycter messaniella 1 [NFY]
Recurvaria nanella 1 [NFY]

Phyllonorycter messaniella

Argyresthia albistria

Cochylis molliculana

Eucosma cana

Recurvaria nanella

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