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

Saturday 14 March 2009

Catch Report - Saturday 14th March

Another trip to Woodland before we get a cold spell (I'm expecting it soon as we've had unbelievably mild weather lately)
Usual array of Moths including some very fresh Engrailed and a slightly smaller Shoulder-stripe. New for year was a very welcome Red Chestnut.

The new set-up with the Trap on the floor and sheet underneath seemed to work well, very few Moths actually entering the trap so I may incorporate the Robinson Trap with a vertical hanging sheet next time.....

Catch Report - Hatfield Forest - 40w Actinic - Robinson Trap

  • 1x Red Chestnut [NFY]
  • 1x Chestnut
  • 1x March Moth
  • 11x Small Quaker
  • 4x Common Quaker
  • 2x Oak Beauty
  • 2x Hebrew Character
  • 3x Clouded Drab
  • 1x Shoulder-stripe
  • 2x Engrailed


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