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 14 July 2009

Catch Report - Monday 13th July 2009

Last night was a clear sky again with reasonably good temperatures at about 15c, though 12c this morning. Very pleased with 2 Garden firsts, a Campion and a Double Lobed (albeit abit knackered) the shots are terrible as I was half asleep this morning!
Was nice to also get a second Drinker & a second and third July Highflyer.

Didn't count the micros this morning as I was being lazy.

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


Double Lobed

July Highflyer

1x Double Lobed [NFG]
1x Campion [NFG]
1x Drinker
2x Least Carpet
4x Small Fan-footed Wave
2x Small Dusty Wave
1x Single-dotted Wave
9x Riband Wave
1x Garden Carpet
2x July Highflyer
1x Small Yellow Wave
1x Double-striped Pug
1x Green Pug
3x V-Pug
3x Clouded Border
1x Scorched Carpet
3x Brimstone Moth
6x Early Thorn
4x Scalloped Oak
3x Swallow-tailed Moth
4x Willow Beauty
1x Mottled Beauty
1x Common White Wave
1x Pale Prominent
1x Yellow-tail
12x Common Footman
1x Buff Ermine
3x Heart & Club
9x Flame
2x Flame Shoulder
1x Large Yellow Underwing
3x Double Square-spot
1x Poplar Grey
2x Dagger sp.
3x Dun-bar
4x Dark Arches
1x Light Arches
1x Marbled Minor
3x Common Rustic
3x Smoky Wainscot
9x Uncertain
2x Mottled Rustic
1x Marbled White Spot
2x Spectacle
1x Beautiful Hook-tip
2x Snout

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