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 14 September 2009

Catch Report - Sunday 13th September 2009

Again, a very chilly morning with less about, getting really into the Autumn feel now with new for year's of Black Rustic and the Sallow.
By far the prettiest colouration of Sallow I have ever taken, the Black Rustic was very fresh and shiney!

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


Lunar Underwing

Black Rustic

Macro Moths

1x Sallow [NFY]
1x Black Rustic [NFY]
9x Lunar Underwing
3x Lesser Yellow Underwing
3x Snout
11x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Centre-barred Sallow
7x Square-spot Rustic
5x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Silver-Y
2x Common Marbled Carpet

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla
2x Acleris variegana

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