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 24 August 2009

Catch Report - Sunday 23rd August 2009

Following a very warm day with temperatures hovering around 26c the night started warm but by morning was very cool. Alot of the usual character's in and around the trap, and also a few Beetles and Crickets (they must have heard that we won the Ashes :D )
The best Moth of the night was a Pale Eggar a new Moth for my Garden, very tricky to photo
graph in the right light being very fresh and ahem pale!

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

Pale Eggar

Turnip Moth

Cabbage Moth

Yellow Shell

Macro Moths

1x Pale Eggar [NFG]
5x Brimstone Moth
6x Willow Beauty
11x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Small Dusty Wave
7x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Small Square-spot
12x Square-spot Rustic
18x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Svensson's Copper Underwing
7x Common Wainscot
6x Light Emerald
4x Vine's Rustic
3x Lesser Yellow Underwing
4x Flame Shoulder
1x Pale Mottled Willow
1x Garden Carpet
1x Straw Dot
1x Green Carpet
3x Orange Swift
1x Double-striped Pug
1x Mouse Moth
1x Burnished Brass
1x Angle Shades
1x Riband Wave
1x Turnip Moth
1x Cabbage Moth

Micro Moths

4x Agriphila straminella
3x Agriphila tristella
1x Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella
1x Celypha lacunana
1x Endotricha flammealis
1x Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
1x Cochylis hybridella
1x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
3x Agriphila geniculea

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