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

Friday 12 June 2009

Catch Report - Thursday 11th June 2009

Light Arches


Riband Wave

Clouded Brindle

Epiblema trimaculana

Last night produced some good Moths, a few new ones and a Garden first which i'm pretty sure is Epiblema trimaculana due to the tawny markings on the outer edge of the wings.
Very cool last night, dipping to 6c but this didn't seem to put he Moths off, nice to see the Sycamore again, a Moth that is quite plain but its larva is absolutely stunning.

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

1x Light Arches [NFY]
1x Riband Wave [NFY]
1x Sycamore [NFY]
1x Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana [NFY]
1x Epiblema trimaculana [NFG]
1x Epiblema cynosbatella
1x Clouded Brindle
1x Figure of Eighty
2x Brown Rustic
2x Brimstone Moth
1x Pale Prominent
12x Buff Ermine
14x Heart & Dart
2x Marbled Minor
1x Scorched Wing
1x Common Pug
1x Clouded Silver
2x Udea olivalis
1x Spectacle
1x Emmelina monodactyla
2x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Privet Hawk-moth
1x Garden Carpet
1x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Mottled Rustic

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