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

Friday 13 March 2009

Catch Report - Thursday 12th March

Catches continue to be well above last year's efforts with a good number of Hebrew Character's and Common Quaker's hiding inside the trap, final count in the morning found even more just slightly away from the Trap, also the first Amblyptilia acanthadactyla turned up and what a pretty thing he was!

The biggest surprise was 4 lovely Oak Beauties, a species that did not come to my trap last year.

Temperature was warm at the start of the night at 10c but dipped to 4c in the morning, and was very foggy.

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

  • 1x Shoulder-stripe [NFG]
  • 8x Hebrew Character
  • 1x Small Quaker
  • 2x Agonopterix heracliana
  • 4x Emmelina monodactyla
  • 4x Oak Beauty
  • 1x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla [NFY]
  • 9x Common Quaker
  • 2x Clouded Drab
  • 3x Dotted Border
  • 1x Pale Pinion


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