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

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Catch report - 06/07/21 - Back garden

Another good catch last Tuesday night with a decent return of new moths for the year and 42 species.
All expected species, but i'm a sucker for even a common moth, when it's fresh. Both of the Acrobasis were really smart, and as for the Lesser Yellow Underwing (with only slight wear on the termen) wow, in scale-perfect condition!

Lots still to edit for recent catches & field trips. This year has been all or nothing, we are currently rapidly drifting into the 'all' as things go a bit mad species wise (Though numbers are still at a record low).

Only new for year species listed below.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 260.

06/07/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Clouded Brindle 1 [NFY]
Common Rustic 1 [NFY]
Least Carpet 1 [NFY]
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1 [NFY]
Scorched Carpet 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Acrobasis advenella 1 [NFY]
Acrobasis repandana 1 [NFY]
Blastodacna hellerella 1 [NFY]
Brachmia blandella 1 [NFY]
Endotricha flammealis 1 [NFY]
Pammene regiana 2 [NFY]
Pandemis heparana 1 [NFY]

Acrobasis advenella

Acrobasis repandana

Blastodacna hellerella

Common Emerald

Common Rustic

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Pammene regiana

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