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 24 April 2009

Catch Report - Thursday 23rd April 2009

An absolutely amazing night here in rural Essex with 3 new species, the best of them all a pristine Maiden's Blush a Moth which I hoped for last year and such a dainty delicate Moth.
Oak-tree Pug was a first aswell which was kindly Id'd by a few chaps on Back Garden Moths.
A mass of new for year species coming on the wing now and a slight influx of Hebrew Character's up by 10 (16) from the previous night, again massive variation in size, colour and markings.
We have enjoyed very mild, calm and dry conditions the last week, unfortunately this seems all to change tomorrow when windier and wetter weather approaches the south-east.

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

1x Maiden's Blush [NFG]
1x Oak-tree Pug [NFG]
2x Agonopterix arenella [NFG]
1x Pale Tussock [NFY]
1x Angle Shades [NFY]
1x Swallow Prominent [NFY]
1x Brimstone Moth
2x Powdered Quaker
3x Chocolate-tip
1x Streamer
1x Herald
16x Hebrew Character
3x Clouded Drab
1x Emmelina monodactyla

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