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

Saturday 25 July 2009

Catch Report - Friday 24th July 2009

A complete washout last night, rain most of the night and cool temperatures put the Moths at bay abit but not too surprised at the drop in numbers.
New for year in the Garden was a Buff Footman and also another Brown-line Bright-eye and 3 of the lovely Dusky Sallow making up for the damp weather.

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

Brown-line Bright-eye

Black Arches

Macro Moths

1x Buff Footman [NFY]
2x Black Arches
1x Single-dotted Wave
7x Early Thorn
3x Dusky Sallow
3x Willow Beauty
7x Common Footman
4x Yellow-tail
1x Grey Pug
5x Riband Wave
3x Brimstone Moth
14x Uncertain
6x Dun-bar
2x Dark Arches
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Brown-line Bright-eye
1x Grey/Dark Dagger
1x Scorched Carpet
1x Snout
1x Least Carpet
1x Scalloped Oak
1x Heart & Dart
1x Double Square-spot

Micro Moths

1x Ypsolopha sequella
1x Acleris forsskaleana
1x Blastobasis lacticolella
2x Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
3x Eudonia mercurella
2x Chrysoteuchia culmella
1x Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana
2x Crambus perlella
2x Acleris variegana

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