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

Tuesday 16 March 2021

Latest from the traps at home & away

Well the wind calmed down eventually over the last few days, and on Sunday night it was just about warm enough to chance a trapping effort in the garden, only 4 moths ventured out.

Last night however was much calmer, with just a hint of breeze and mild at a minimum of 7 degrees and a big contrast of 31 moths of 8 species.

Highlight of the night was only my 4th garden record of Twin-spotted Quaker, a really pale specimen.

At work there wasn't much at all last night, but a nicely marked Common Quaker caught my eye.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 22. 

14/03/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Common Quaker 2
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 1
Micro Moths
None Recorded!

15/03/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Twin-spotted Quaker 1 [NFY]
Chestnut 1
Clouded Drab 1
Common Quaker 6
Hebrew Character 4
March Moth 2
Small Quaker 16

Micro Moths
Amblyptilia acanthdactyla 1
15/03/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Common Quaker 6
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 2
Small Quaker 1

Micro Moths
Emmelina monodactyla 1 

Clouded Drab

Common Quaker

Twin-spotted Quaker

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