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

Sunday 17 May 2009

Catch Report - Saturday 16th May 2009

Vine's Rustic

Dwarf Pug

Angle Shades

Buff Ermine

Cnephasia communana

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

Well what a change, wet & windy and temperatures really struggling in the early hours of the morning, the rain made it a damp one searching for Moths but I wasn't let down! a further 4 new Moths for the year and a slightly worn Dwarf Pug being a new record.

1x Buff Ermine [NFY]
1x Dwarf Pug [NFG]
1x Currant Pug [NFY]
1x Vine's Rustic [NFY]
2x Common Pug
1x Angle Shades
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
4x Diamond-back Moth
1x White Ermine
1x Herald
1x Pale Tussock
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Garden Pebble
1x Lychnis
1x Hebrew Character
1x Cnephasia communana [NFY]

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