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 30 April 2009

Catch Report - Wednesday 29th April 2009

As we approach towards May, lots more species of Moth are now appearing on the wing with some lovely shapes and colours.
Woodland is still producing more than my Garden which is to be expected and having a greater variety of species.
Last night's temperatures held up pretty well at around 6c, the three nights previously we've had light frosts and temperatures as low as 0.3c!

Catch Report - Hatfield Forest - 40w Actinic + Sheet
1x Purple Thorn
1x Flame Shoulder [NFY]
2x Scorched Carpet
6x Nut-tree Tussock
1x Waved Umber
1x Small Waved Umber [NFY]
1x Syndemis musculana [NFY]
1x Common Quaker
1x Least Black Arches

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 160w MBT Robinson Trap
6x Hebrew Character
1x Clouded Drab
1x Garden Carpet [NFY]
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Swallow Prominent

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