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

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Catch Report - Tuesday 29th September 2009

Last night produced a great haul in the Back Garden! a mild night with plenty of activity, the pictures shiow the beauty of the autumn Moths!

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

Red-line Quaker

Spruce Carpet

Blair's Shoulder-knot

Beaded Chestnut

Macro Moths

3x Spruce Carpet [NFY]
1x Red-line Quaker [NFY]
6x Barred Sallow
6x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing
8x Lunar Underwing
1x Turnip Moth
4x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
5x Common Marbled Carpet
8x Willow Beauty
1x Pale-mottled Willow
3x Blair's Shoulder-knot
1x Sallow
4x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Pink-barred Sallow
2x Beaded Chestnut
1x Lime-speck Pug
1x Straw Dot

Acleris emargana

Micro Moths

1x Acleris emargana [NFY]
3x Acleris sparsana
1x Acleris aspersana
1x Ysolopha sequella
1x Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth
1x Endrosis sacritella White-shouldered House Moth

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