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 20 September 2009

National Moth Night 18th September 2009

Well I was really looking forward to tonight, it seemed calm and light cloud cover was evident, so I trundled off to Sawbridgeworth Marsh (the Essex side) and set up the 40w Actinic Trap as light was fading, wihin 10 minutes I had a few species, then the sky cleared (o no!) and it got alot cooler and breezier, I decided to get the torch out and look for Moths with the net, I was rewarded wioth a first ever Bulrush Wainscot!
I shall be back soon!

tch Report - Sawbridgeworth Marsh - 40w Actinic Trap

Bulrush Wainscot

Pinion-streaked Snout

Macro Moths

1x Bulrush Wainscot [NFS]
3x Pinion-streaked Snout [NFS]
1x Rosy Rustic
2x Light Emerald

Bactra sp.

Micro Moths

2x Eudonia pallida
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Bactra sp.

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