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 28 April 2021

We keep on trying, during very trying times!

The garden MV trap was out again last night here in Stevenage, and I also popped the Actinic out at work on a timer.
At home, I recorded 7 moths of 7 species, again testament at how poor the return is recently with singles of each species turning up.
This date last year I recorded 30 moths of 19 species! Double the species i've had during the whole of April on just a single night, quite remarkable.
Still, it wasn't all bad, with two species added to the year list.

At work, I got a big fat 'why did I bother' .. truly shocking.

The conditions weren't that bad really, slightly milder and breezy and not dipping below 6c.

I'll be back to daytime finds for awhile I think! Roll on Spring... or Summer

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 36.

27/04/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Streamer 1 [NFY]
Common Quaker 1 
Double-striped Pug 1
Hebrew Character 1
Nut-tree Tussock 1
Micro Moths
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 1 
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella


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