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

Tuesday 2 June 2009

Catch Report - Monday 1st June 2009

Clouded Silver

Least Carpet


Heart & Dart - Aberration


Peppered Moth

Pale Oak Beauty

Heart & Club


Poplar Hawk-moth

A huge catch last night and what a start to June! as summer approaches very fast indeed! high temperatures during the day of 26c and staying quite mild at the start of the night at 16c could have had something to do with lots of emerging activity!
A Pale Oak Beauty making it another new visitor to the garden.

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

1x Pale Oak Beauty [NFG]
2x Small Waved Umber
11x Buff Ermine
3x Common Pug
1x Cinnabar
7x Willow Beauty
1x Scorched Wing
1x Maiden's Blush
2x Brimstone Moth
2x Mottled Pug
4x White Ermine
3x Light Emerald
3x Common Swift
2x Hedya nubiferana [NFY]
8x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Clouded Silver [NFY]
2x Pale Tussock
4x Diamond-back Moth
4x Rustic Shoulder-knot
7x Heart & Dart
1x Heart & Club [NFY]
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Garden Carpet
2x Rush Veneer
4x Small Magpie
1x Least Carpet [NFY]
1x Garden Pebble
1x Silver-Y [NFY]
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Peppered Moth [NFY]
2x Bee Moth
1x Blood-vein [NFY]
1x Celypha lacunana
1x Angle Shades
1x Snout
2x Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella
1x Poplar Hawkmoth
1x Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana [NFY]

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