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

Friday 4 June 2021

Garden Mothing - A pleasant number of newbies..

..Rearing their heads for the first time this year, always good to see even the common moths, when it's been such a slow Spring.

Wednesday night I ran traps at home, at work and out in the woods, frazzled best describes my demeanor!

Below I have listed just the new for year species (There were 11 at home alone), as it's been a rather manic week for moths during this warm spell of weather, a nice change.

Whilst this blog post goes out, it's been raining since 11:30am...continuously. Next week could again be very good for moths as temperatures climb once again to the mid-20's.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 86.

02/06/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Freyer's Pug 1 [NFY]
Ingrailed Clay 2 [NFY]
Orange Footman 5 [NFY]
Oak Hook-tip 1 [NFY]
Peppered Moth 1 [NFY]
Silver Y 1 [NFY]
Silver-ground Carpet 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths
Notocelia cynosbatella 1 [NFY]
Syndemis musculana 2 [NFY]
Tachystola acroxantha 2 [NFY]
Teleiodes luculella 1 [NFY]

Freyer's Pug

Ingrailed Clay

Notocelia cynosbatella

Orange Footman

Peppered Moth

Silver-ground Carpet

Syndemis musculana

Tachystola acroxantha

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