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

Monday 15 December 2008

In the field

Last night was the first time that I have trapped away from the trusty plug socket and went mobile with a Halfords 200 Powerpack and 40w Actinic tube.

I decided on going to the outskirts of Hatfield Forest.

This was merely a test to see if anything would go wrong and what needs to me improved.

Firstly the Halfords Powerpack took about a minute to finally strike the 40w Actinic tube, I was praying just before!, knowing my luck it wouldn't light up and just keep flickering.

Once illuminated, both sheets were put in place. I had some difficulty in doing this......the trees that I selected to suspend it from were insufficient but gave the idea of what I wanted to achieve.

within 10 minutes I had my First ever Winter Moth, and what a delightful thing he was.

I decided to pack up and reassess the location further (when it is daylight)

Catch Report
  • 1x Winter Moth [NFY]


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