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

Thursday 18 February 2021

No blanks home or away

Last night the trap went out again, not expecting much and with cooler and much breezier conditions, I was really pleased with a year first Small Brindled (Only my 4th garden record and seen only in the 3 years out of 8 living here in Stevenage).

All in all, 7 moths graced the trapping area.

Meanwhile at work, 4 moths were recorded. 

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 14.

17/02/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Small Brindled Beauty 1 [NFY]
Chestnut 2
Pale Brindled Beauty 2
Micro Moths
Tortricodes alternella 2

17/02/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Common Quaker 1

Micro Moths
Acleris notana/ferrugana 2
Tortricodes alternella 1

Acleris notana/ferrugana

Small Brindled Beauty

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