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 31 March 2021

Latest from the garden trap

3 year-listers on Monday night here in my garden in Stevenage, with two species of the common Spring Pugs and the every increasingly common Mompha jurassicella, which seems to have over-taken subbistrigella as the most prevelant Mompha in my garden. 

The weather is warm during the day, but still cool at night with a low of 7c.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 28. 

29/03/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Brindled Pug 1 [NFY]
Double-striped Pug 3 -NFY] 
Chestnut 1
Common Quaker 5
Hebrew Character 1
Small Quaker 1
Twin-spotted Quaker 2
Micro Moths
Mompha jurassicella 1 [NFY]
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
Diurnea fagella 2
Emmelina monodactyla 3

Brindled Pug

Diurnea fagella

Double-striped Pug

Mompha jurassicella

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