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

Saturday 23 May 2009

Catch Report - Friday 22nd May 2009

Common Swift (Female)

Common Swift (Male)

Common Marbled Carpet

Buttoned Snout

Small Dusty Wave

The mild nights continue and alot of activity around the trap as soon as it gets dark now, plenty to sort through this morning at the ungodly hour of 4.30am! (how do I do it)
Pick of the catch was a very dark Buttoned Snout an nb nationally scarce species, one which I took last year albeit a different colour form.

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

1x Green Carpet
1x Buff Ermine
1x Buttoned Snout
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
10x Brimstone Moth
9x Mottled Pug (they continue to take over!)
1x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Common Swift [NFY] (a Male and a Female, never had a Female before :) )
3x Common Pug
1x Scorched Carpet
1x Chinese Character
1x Diamondback Moth
1x Small Dusty Wave [NFY]
1x Pale Tussock
1x White Ermine
1x Vine's Rustic
1x Scalloped Hazel
1x Muslin Moth

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