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 18 December 2008

Moth Trapping

This afternoon I set off up the road to Hatfield Forest, the forecast was very mild and at just before 4.00pm it was registering 10c
I set up the trap and sheet and ran the Actinic for an hour to see what turned up.

Within 10 minutes I had 6 Winter Moths

15 minutes - my first fresh new season Satellite :)

at 4.30pm the count of Winter Moths had reached 26 and 1 Satellite

at 5.00pm the total count was 72 Winter Moths, 1 Satellite and one Northern Winter Moth, which was very very good indeed, I thought that trapping for just one hour would give a good indication as to how prolific this habitat can be.

Catch Report
  • 1x Satellite
  • 72x Winter Moth
  • 1x Northern Winter Moth [NFY]

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