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

Saturday 13 June 2009

Catch Report - Friday 12th June 2009

Beautiful Hook-tip

Tawny Marbled Minor

Epinotia bilunana

Dark Arches

Common White Wave

Turnip Moth

Crambus pascuella

Dusky Brocade

An absolutely blinding catch last night, I was standing outside fo an hour netting quite a few, so many Moths its taken me all day to count and ID, so this is a short and sweet post but a long list, after yesterdays finding of a Endothenia nigricostana I didn't think things could get much better......

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

1x Epinotia bilunana [NFG]
1x Common Footman [NFY]
1x Barred Yellow [NFY]
1x Barred Straw [NFY]
2x Chrysoteuchia culmella [NFY]
2x Crambus pascuella [NFY]
1x Orange Moth [NFY]
2x Riband Wave [NFY]
2x Dark Arches [NFY]
1x Turnip Moth [NFY]
1x Beautiful Hook-tip [NFY]
1x Dusky Brocade [NFY]
1x Ingrailed Clay
1x Snout
2x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
3x Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella
2x Silver-Y
1x Buff-tip
4x Brimstone Moth
3x Green Pug
5x Buff Ermine
1x Noctuidae Id's (pending)
2x Prays fraxinella
9x Willow Beauty
1x Burnished Brass
5x Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana
3x Crambus lathoniellus
2x Light Emerald
5x Rustic Shoulder-knot
4x Bright-line Brown-eye
2x Emmelina monodactyla
26x Heart & Dart
7x Marbled Minor sp.
1x Tawny Marbled Minor
1x White Ermine
3x Brown Rustic
1x Clouded Silver
2x Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana
3x Hedya pruniana
1x Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana
2x The Flame
1x Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata
1x Large Nutmeg
1x Mottled Rustic
2x Currant Pug
1x Pale Oak Beauty
2x Small Waved Umber
1x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Straw Dot Rivula sericealis
1x Snout
1x Clouded Brindle
1x Spectacle
3x Cnephasia sp.
1x Mompha subbistrigella
1x Common Swift
1x Figure of Eighty
1x Common White Wave
2x Blood-vein
2x Garden Carpet
2x Privet Hawk-moth

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