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

Sunday 6 September 2009

Catch Report - Saturday 05th September 2009

Bit of a come down this morning, cooler temperatures, really not much about and a massive lack of micro's!
New for year was the easy to identify amongst the Eudonia/Scoparia species, Eudonia angustea having a very narrow posture compared to similiar species.

The lamp is on again tonight to see if I can improve on this catch.

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

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Macro Moths

2x Light Emerald
9x Setaceous Hebrew Character
11x Lesser Yellow Underwing
6x Square-spot Rustic
1x Burnished Brass
1x Pale Mottled Willow
1x Silver-Y
2x Willow Beauty
2x Clay
7x Common Wainscot
3x Brimstone Moth
1x Small Square-spot
3x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
7x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Centre-barred Sallow
3x Vine's Rustic
2x Snout

Eudonia angustea

Micro Moths

1x Eudonia angustea [NFY]
2x Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
1x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
2x Emmelina monodactyla
2x Agriphila geniculea
2x Eudonia mercurella

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