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 29 May 2009

Catch Report - Thursday 28th May 2009


Rush Veneer

Phalonidia manniana

All in all another good night with loads of species and the migrants still continue with a Rush Veneer tuning up ths morning which was very promising.

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

2x Willow Beauty
1x Mompha subbistrigella [NFG]
1x Large Yellow Underwing [NFY]
1x Rush Veneer [NFY]
2x Orange Footman
5x Mottled Pug
1x Common Pug
2x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Pale Tussock
6x Heart & Dart
8x Buff Ermine
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Green Carpet
1x Bee Moth
1x Garden Carpet
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Flame Shoulder
1x Scalloped Hazel
1x Common Swift
1x Snout [NFY] (This threw me for abit as it was a pretty example)
4x Diamond-back Moth
1x Brown Rustic
1x White Ermine
1x Pale Prominent
2x Epiblema cynosbatella
1x Phalonidia manniana [NFG]

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