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

Wednesday 15 April 2009

Catch Report - Tuesday 14th April 2009

A great catch last night with lots of Moths and some new species for this year. Weather continues to be mild up around 11c at night with persitent showers.
Today is predicted to be the hottest day of the year with temps around 21c

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 40w Actinic Robinson Trap
1x Shoulder-stripe
1x Double-striped Pug
5x Emmelina monodactyla
6x Early Thorn
5x Hebrew Character
2x Clouded Drab
1x Caloptilia rufipennella [NFY]
1x Streamer
9x Early Grey
7x Common Quaker
1x Small Quaker
1x Powdered Quaker [NFY]
1x Agonopterix heracliana
1x Nut-tree Tussock [NFY]

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