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 15 July 2021

Latest from the garden trap (08th & 09th of July)

A double post to make headway and catch up a little, I even knocked a trip on the head tonight to catch up with reports, photo editing and data input!
Here are two back to back catches from the end of the last working week.

Best moths were the seldom seem Shoulder-striped Wainscot and a Recurvaria nanella.

Only new for year species listed below.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 273.

08/07/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Clay 1 [NFY]
Dun-bar 1 [NFY]
Pine Carpet 1 [NFY]
Single-dotted Wave 2 [NFY]
Slender Brindle 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths
Hypsopygia costalis 1 [NFY]
Paraswmmerdamia albicapitella 1 [NFY]
Yponomeuta evonymella 5 [NFY]

09/07/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Buff Ermine 1 [NFY]
Shoulder-striped Wainscot 1 [NFY]
Small Emerald 2 [NFY]
Micro Moths

Ditula angustiorana 1 [NFY] 
Recurvaria nanella 1 [NFY] 


Slender Brindle

Yponomeuta evonymella

Buff Ermine

Recurvaria nanella

Shoulder-striped Wainscot

Small Emerald


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