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

Monday 31 May 2021

Garden Moth Trapping - 28/05/21

Still quiet in the garden here in North Herts, but plenty of new moths for the year tally. 
I've also had a further two Pammene suspectana to the FUN lure, one had unfortunately been ravaged by a spider by the time I got to it.
That's 3 this year alone, some people have had upwards of 7! I will get these dissected by Graeme Smith soon.
We still need warmer nights, the maximum it's been here is 11c at night, not bad but pales in comparison to other years at the end of May.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 70.

28/05/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Common Pug 2 [NFY]
Common Swift 1 [NFY]
Red Twin-spot Carpet 1 [NFY]
Treble Lines 1 [NFY]
Brimstone Moth 3
Garden Carpet 2
Pale Tussock 1
Rustic Shoulder-knot 6

Micro Moths
Aphomia sociella 1 [NFY]
Endrosis sarcitrella 1 [NFY]
Epipyhas postvittana 1

28/05/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts -Daytime to FUNebrana Lure

Pammene suspectana 1

30/05/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts -Daytime to FUNebrana Lure
Pammene suspectana 1
Aphomia sociella

Common Swift

Pammene Suspectana

Red Twin-spot Carpet


Treble Lines


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