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 17 August 2021

Garden Trapping - 12/08/21 - mmm

Bits and pieces still turning up here, although it really hasn't been very warm at all, during the day or night (perfect for working in and also sleeping at night).
The moths have therefore been extremely subdued.
Best moth on the 12th was a Gelechia nigra spotted crawling up the outside wall of the house when I got home from work, my 3rd garden record of this uncommon moth.
Other than that it was the three M's, Maiden's Blush (2nd generation), Marbled Beauty & Mouse Moth.

Only new for year species listed.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 375.

12/08/21 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts - 125w MV Robinson Trap
Macro Moths
Maiden's Blush 1
Marbled Beauty 1 [NFY]
Mouse Moth 1 [NFY]
Micro Moths
Gelechia nigra 1 [NFY]

Gelechia nigra

Maiden's Blush

Marbled Beauty

Mouse Moth

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