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 7 October 2020

A couple of year-listers brightens the mood on a dark and cool morning

Just 8 moths in my Stevenage trap last night to the Actinic lights. 

1/4 were new for year (Green-brindled Crescent and Grey Shoulder-knot) and half were Plutella xylostella, funny old game this mothing lark!

Grey Shoulder-knot is a good moth for my garden, mostly annual but i've never trapped more than 1 per season!

Numbers have been very poor during extremely changeable conditions.

Below is last night's catch

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 484.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

06/10/20 - 40w Actinic & 15w Actinic/15w Synergetic combo

Macro Moths

Green-brindled Crescent 1 [NFY]
Grey Shoulder-knot 1 [NFY]
Garden Carpet 1

Micro Moths

Epiphyas postvittana 1
Plutella xylostella 4
Grey Shoulder-knot

Green-brindled Crescent

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