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

Saturday 3 April 2021

Latest from the garden trap

Far too cold at present, with frosts due over the start of the coming week, I did however run my trap on Wednesday night and did get a smattering a moths.
Best of all was an interesting Caloptilia sp, which is probably honoratella, with a couple more from last year to dissect.
It was also pleasing to find not one, but two Nut-tree Tussocks, and of both forms as well. The melanic form isn't common in my garden.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 30.

31/03/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Nut-tree Tussock 2 - [NFY]
Clouded Drab 1
Early Grey 4
Hebrew Character 3
Small Quaker 5
Micro Moths
Caloptilia prob honoratella 1 [NFY]
Caloptilia prob honoratella

Nut-tree Tussocks

Nut-tree Tussock

Nut-tree Tussock


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