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 5 June 2009

Catch Report - Thursday 4th June 2009

Silver-ground Carpet

Celypha striana

Elephant Hawk-moth

Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana

Brown Rustic

Treble Brown-spot

Small Dusty Wave

Narycia duplicella


Superb catch for the conditions, slightly cooler and very damp by the morning, a few new for year's and a couple of nice micro's to be identified yet by the good bunch at Back Garden Moths.

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

2x Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana [NFY]
1x Cnephasia sp.
1x Silver-ground Carpet
1x Mompha subbistrigella
1x Tawny Marbled Minor (Gen Id'd) [NFG]
2x Elephant Hawk-moth [NFY]
1x Celypha striana [NFG]
1x Narycia duplicella [NFG]
1x Brown Rustic
1x Buff-tip
1x Buttoned Snout
2x Prays fraxinella [NFY]
1x Small Dusty Wave
2x Treble Brown-spot [NFY]
2x Small Magpie
2x Light Emerald
3x Willow Beauty
2x Common Pug
3x White Ermine
14x Buff Ermine
9x Heart & Dart
5x Common Marbled Carpet
4x Udea olivalis [NFY]
1x Mottled Pug
2x Spectacle
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Poplar Hawk-moth
1x Small Waved Umber
1x Green Carpet

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