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

Thursday 14 May 2009

Catch Report - Wednesday 13th May 2009

Bee Moth - Aphomia sociella

Orange Footman

Scorched Wing

Lime Hawkmoth

Heart & Dart

Oak Nycteoline

Mild, calm a little bit of drizzle, absolutely perfect for Mothing, and it certainly proved that last night with a great 21 species of Moths.
Best of all were 2 new for Garden species and a truly spectacularly coloured Lime Hawkmoth.

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

1x Scorched Wing [NFY]
2x Brindled Pug
2x Mottled Pug [NFY]
1x Bee Moth [NFY]
1x Oak Nycteoline [NFG]
3x Red Twin-spot Carpet
1x Lime Hawkmoth [NFY]
1x Heart & Dart [NFY]
5x Common Pug
1x Orange Footman [NFG]
4x Scorched Carpet
6x Brimstone Moth
1x Chinese Character
3x Flame Shouder
1x White Ermine
1x Waved Umber
1x Scalloped Hazel
1x V-Pug
4x Muslin Moth
1x Alucita hexadactyla
5x Diamond-back Moth

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