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

Friday 22 May 2009

Catch Report - Thursday 21st May 2009


Light Emerald

Common Marbled Carpet

Another mild night and a great catch in the morning, well pleased with my first ever Cinnabar i've seen these as a kid during the daytime and I haven't seen one for a few years now, so it was nice that the trap attracted one.

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

3x Common Marbled Carpet [NFY]
4x Mottled Pug
9x Brimstone Moth
3x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x White Ermine
2x Buff Ermine
1x Cinnabar [NFG]
2x Garden Carpet
2x Vine's Rustic
1x Light Emerald [NFY]
1x Small Magpie [NFY]
1x Green Carpet
1x Common Pug
1x Pale Tussock
2x Flame Shoulder
1x Scorched Carpet
1x Spectacle
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Bee Moth
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet
1x Diamond-back Moth

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