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

Sunday 27 June 2021

Last week from the garden moth trap

Not much to report at the end of last week, some nights I didn't trap because of continous rain and a brisk cool breeze. 
I did however pick two windows of opportunity on Thursday and Sunday night (17th & the 20th)

Both catches were really poor and with temperatures no more than 11c minimum, it wasn't very impressive for mid-June to say the least.

Year-listers still trickling in which keeps thing ticking over, even when the weather is rather against us.
Only new for year species listed below.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 183.

17/06/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Blotched Emerald 1 [NFY]
Treble-bar 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths
Crambus pascuella 1 [NFY]

20/06/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Barred Yellow 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths
Dichrorampha sp 1 [NFY]
Blotched Emerald

Crambus pascuella

Barred Yellow



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