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 10 March 2021

In the garden and at work

Warm and very spring like yesterday in the sunshine by the afternoon, today... in massive contrast it's been cool, wet and windy, the transition happened in the early hours of the morning, and it actually got warmer by the morning (it dipped to 3c but by 6am was up at 6c)

Not too many moths to count, but a pleasing total of 11 moths of 4 species with 1 new for year species, the Early Grey.

At work, much less but only one less on species, a fresh Oak Beauty being the best.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 21.

09/03/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Early Grey 1 [NFY]
Chestnut 1
Common Quaker 4
Small Quaker 5
Micro Moths
None Recorded!

09/03/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Common Quaker 2
Oak Beauty 1

Micro Moths
Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
Early Grey

Oak Beauty


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