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

Sunday 27 September 2020

Mid-September Mothing in the garden

Extremely quiet in my Stevenage garden, so very little to report.

A Dewick's Plusia (the 4th this year) on the 22nd was most welcome, other than that, my earliest Large Ranunculus on the 13th since starting trapping in 2006 was the most notable record. 

Two different forms of Beaded Chestnut were also nice to see side by side in the trap on the 21st.

Below are all the new for year species.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 479.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts


1x Large Ranunculus


1x Eudonia angustea


1x Barred Sallow


2x Beaded Chestnut

3x Acleris sparsana

Acleris sprasana

Barred Sallow

Beaded Chestnut

Beaded Chestnut

Dewick's Plusia

Large Ranunculus

Eudonia angustea

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