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

Monday 15 June 2009

Down to the bottom of the Garden....

Cydia pomonella Codling Moth

Cnephasia sp

Marbled White-spo

Nemophora degeerella

Trapping out of the question as its too wet and unpredictably stormy, so a little jaunt down to the bottom of the Garden where I have left it to grow 'wild' lots of poppies this year and of course Stingers! with some pretty but spiky thistles just coming into bloom.

On the Moth front we had a few hours of brilliant sunshine so had a little look amongst the weeds... quite a few Nettle-taps seem to have established which is nice (didn't see one in the Garden last year)
other notes were a new for year Marbled White-spot a local species here in Essex, very lively so a half decent pic!
Also 1 female Nemophora degeerella along with singles of Cnephasia sp & another new for year Cydia pomonella Codling Moth

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