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 25 October 2009

Catch Report - Friday 23rd October 2009

What a change in catch, the conditions were absolutely perfect, mild all night with slight drizzle but it was windy which I thought might put the Moths off from flying, not a chance! good amounts including (I think) my first ever Dark Chestnut, which has now been confirmed, I have now completed my Chestnut/Dark Chestnut write-up whch hopefully should aid identification for myself and others.
The article can be found Here

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

Dark Chestnut

Macro Moths

1x Dark Chestnut [NFG]
2x Chestnut
5x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Red-line Quaker
2x Barred Sallow
6x Feathered Thorn
2x Merveille du Jour
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing
5x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Spruce Carpet
1x Red-green Carpet
3x Common Marbled Carpet
3x Green-brindled Crescent
1x Mallow
1x Satellite
3x Brick
2x Black Rustic
2x Beaded Chestnut
7x Epirrita sp.
2x Angle Shades

Micro Moths

1x Light Brown Apple
1x Acleris sparsana
1x Acleris notana/ferrugana

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