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 23 April 2009

Catch Report - Wednesday 22nd April 2009

Finally got round to buying a replacement MBT bulb for my trap and it couldn't have arrived at a better time, mild and calm conditions, the sky cleared but then partially clouded over keeping the temps around 7c with 5c this morning at 5.30am.
I will try the 40w Actinic tonight as conditions seem settled once again.
Nice to see some different species, the Waved Umber was a pig to photograph but the other two sat nice and still.

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 160w MBT Robinson Trap
1x Powdered Quaker
1x Double-striped Pug
8x Early Grey
2x Chocolate-tip [NFY]
1x Waved Umber [NFY]
1x Common Quaker
6x Hebrew Character
1x Pale Pinion
1x Muslin Moth [NFY]
3x Clouded Drab
1x Brimstone Moth

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