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

Wednesday 6 May 2009

Catch Report - Tuesday 5th May 2009

Scalloped Hazel

Pale Tussock

Common Pug

Another gusty night with numbers slightly down, alot of species still on the wing albeit slightly battered! Moth of the night has got to be the Scalloped Hazel a very ragged looking Moth that looks very similiar to the Feathered Thorn's that I was trapping in Sptember of last year.

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

2x Waved Umber
1x Scalloped Hazel [NFY]
6x Brimstone Moth
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart
4x Hebrew Character
1x Least Black Arches
1x Poplar Hawkmoth [NFY]
1x Pale Tussock
1x Brindled Pug
1x Chocolate-tip
1x Clouded Drab
1x Common Pug [NFY]

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