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 1 May 2009

Catch Report - Thursday 30th April 2009

Acleris hastiana

Shuttle-shaped Dart



Lots of Moths about last night, very mild weather we are experiencing, its sure to be bbq weather this bank holiday weekend.
Surprise of the evening was a Acleris hastiana a Moth that resembles another Cleris but can be told apart by the lack of scale tufts on the forewing, very worn he or even she was but ver pleased to record another new micro moth.

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 160w MBT Robinson Trap
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart [NFY]
1x Scorched Carpet
2x Brimstone Moth
6x Hebrew Character
1x Common Quaker
1x Red Chestnut
1x V-Pug [NFY]
1x Double-striped Pug
3x Early Grey
1x Buff-tip [NFY]
1x Acleris hastiana [NFG]

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