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

Wednesday 3 June 2009

A walk through Hatfield Forest - Dusking

Yellow Shell

Common Swift - left (Female) right (Male)

Straw Dot

Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana)

Had a walk just as darkness was falling today at Hatfield Forest, sweeping grassland turned up a few species and a few new for year's
Lots of Common Swifts about, flying very fast, hence the name and managed to net a mating pair which i've never seen before, other highlights were my first Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana and 2 Yellow Shell's

3x Straw Dot
1x Silver-ground Carpet
12x Celypha lacunana
2x Yellow Shell [NFY]
1x Green Carpet
1x Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana [NFY]
Common Swift (Too many to count 50+)

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