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 31 May 2009

Catch Report - Saturday 30th May 2009

Clouded Brindle

Scoparia ambigualis

Small Magpie

Last night's catch included a new for year Clouded Brindle and a Scoparia ambigualis/basistrigalis, mildish ight with no wind but slightly down on numbers and probably expected abit of a lull in numbers.
Sort of a case of quality not quantity as we shift from late spring to early summer (nearly there!)

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

1x Clouded Brindle [NFY]
4x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Light Emerald
1x Scoparia ambigualis [NFY]
5x Heart & Dart
17x Buff Ermine!
1x Small Magpie
4x White Ermine
1x Garden Carpet
1x Angle Shades
2x Flame Shoulder
1x Pebble Prominent
1x Marbled Minor sp.
2x Crambus lathoniellus