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 6 July 2021

Catch report - 02/07/21 - Back garden

Well at the start of July, it all went a bit mad in the garden.
Last Friday night, I went on a field trip once more to Chippenham Fen (Write up to follow soon), and got home shattered at 2:30am.
I then stupidly (But beneficially) opened the door to see how the home trap was doing.
It was like a moth snow-storm (comparable to an average July night in most years mind) And I quickly ran out of pots, the rest of them were still in my car!
I was glad to get to bed at nearly 3am, with the fridge absolutely bursting with specimens ready to be photographed over the coming days.
Another selection of fairly regular moths, best was a tatty Foxglove Pug which isn't annual. 

Only new for year species listed below.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 229.

02/07/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Buff Arches 1 [NFY]
Common Footman 2 [NFY] 
Foxglove Pug 1 [NFY]
Haworth's Pug 1 [NFY] 
Large Twin-spot Carpet 1 [NFY]
Light Arches 1 [NFY]
Scarce Footman 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths
Anania coronata 1 [NFY]
Anarsia innoxiella 1 [NFY]
Bryotropha domestica 1 [NFY]
Carpatolechia fugitivella 1 [NFY] 
Coleophora sp pos laricella 1 [TBC]
Eudonia lacustrata 1 [NFY]
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1 [NFY]
Spilonota ocellana 1 [NFY]
Teleiodes vulgella 1 [NFY]
Zeiraphera isertana 1 [NFY]

Anarsia innoxiella

Buff Arches

Coleophora sp pos laricella TBC

Eudonia lacustrata

Foxglove Pug

Haworth's Pug

Spilonota ocellana

Zeiraphera isertana

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