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 11 May 2021

Moths at work - 09/05/21 & 10/05/21

A variety of moths were recorded from my Actininc trap that I run at work on Sunday night and last night.
Sunday night was the warmer of the two but with quite a bit of rain, but this didn't put the moths off with 17 species noted, a further two extra species were added to the year list on Monday night.
Highlights were a lovely fresh Pebble Prominent a good amount of Pale Mottled Willow's.
09/05/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Brindled Pug 3
Common Quaker 1
Double-striped Pug 2
Early Grey 1 
Garden Carpet 2
Grey Dagger sp 1
Hebrew Character 1
Oak-tree Pug 1
Pale Mottled Willow 4
Pebble Prominent 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
Streamer 1
Waved Umber 1

Micro Moths

Acleris literana 1
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Endrosis sarcitrella 1
Plutella xylostella 1
10/05/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap 
Macro Moths

Brimstone Moth 1
Spruce Carpet 1

Grey Dagger

Brimstone Moth

Double-striped Pug

Oak-tree Pug

Pale Mottled Willow

Pebble Prominent

Waved Umber

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