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 16 September 2009

Catch Report - Wednesday 16th September 2009

I decided to take the Actinic just down the road from me to an area of Grassland/Marshland for a bried 2 hour session.
As dusk set in, not one Moth was about...I doubted my chances as the wind was whipping up and the cloud that had been present whilst I was eating my dinner earlier at 5.30pm was blown away to leave a crystal clear sky....in Mothing terms not a good story.

Typically The Moths were very slow to show up with just a few examples.
Of note was a new Moth for the year a Deep-brown Dart a species I took last year in my Garden several times, this time though a very fresh specimen and some great macro shots!

tch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak Grassland - 40w Actinic Trap

Deep-brown Dart

Macro Moths

1x Deep-brown Dart [NFY]
2x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Square-spot Rustic
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing

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