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 20 May 2009

A walk through Hatfield Forest

Nematopogon schwarziellus

Parornix sp.

Celypha lacunana

Epiblema cynosbatella

Had a spare couple of hours today so decided to have a walk around Hatfield Forest with the macro lense, an unusual day with rain then sun, then more rain coupled with wind.
Saw some lovely Speckled Wood Butterflies...none of which would pose for the camera, they seemed to gently glide in the shafts of sunlight appearing through the trees, it was magical!

The walk did yield other sightings too, Muntjac Deer were present in multiple locations and focusing on the mini-beasts, some lovely micro-moths and oher critters.

Catch Report - Hatfield Forest - Daytime observations

1x Celypha lacunana
1x Epiblema cynosbatella
1x Nematopogon schwarziellus [NFS]
1x Parornix sp. [NFS]
And two Caterpillar's which have yet to be Id'd

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