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

Thursday 3 June 2021

Garden Moth Trapping - 01/06/21 - Opportune June?

Lets hope so! This year has been terrible, it can only get better.
A few more year listers on Tuesday night as we start 'Flaming June' as it is affectionately known. 
We've now nearly lost the moon over night as it wanes towards the horizon and reduces in size.

Numbers still very low for this time of year, but we are still running around 2 to 3 weeks behind last year.

The first of no doubt many, Large Nutmeg & Setaceous Hebrew Character showed their furry heads for the first time in 2021.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 75.

01/06/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Buff-tip 1 [NFY] 
Grey Dagger 1 [NFY]
Heart & Dart 1 [NFY]
Large Nutmeg 1 [NFY]
Mottled Pug 1 [NFY]
Brimstone Moth 2
Common Pug 1
Garden Carpet 2
Rustic Shoulder-knot 3
Treble Lines 3

Micro Moths
Epipyhas postvittana 1

Grey Dagger sp

Large Nutmeg

Mottled Pug

Setaceous Hebrew Character


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