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 7 May 2009

Catch Report - Wednesday 6th May 2009

Red Twin-spot Carpet


Green Carpet

Epiblema cynosbatella

Really pleased with last night's catch, I think i'm finding more Moths now for getting up earlier (4.30am this morning!)
I'm pretty sure the Birds have been picking a few off of the sheet if i've been late getting up....not this morning as the sheet was littered with new species and some interesting micro's to boot, including a tiny micro of about 4mm, and also what i'm hoping for....a Seraphim which would be a first for the Garden.

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

1x Powdered Quaker
1x Alucita hexadactyla
2x Hebrew Character
1x Green Carpet [NFY]
6x Waved Umber
1x Pale Tussock
10x Brimstone Moth
1x Epiblema cynosbatella [NFG]
1x Scoparia ambigualis [NFY]
1x Argyresthia trifasciata [NFG]
1x Nut-tree Tussock
1x Scorched Carpet
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet [NFY]
2x Brindled Pug
1x Early Grey
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Seraphim [NFG]
1x Pebble Prominent
1x Buttoned Snout [NFY]
1x Garden Carpet

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