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 28 October 2009

Catch Report - Tuesday 27th October 2009

And they keep on coming! whilst its going to be mild this week i'm thinking that there is aways a chance of a migrant Moth heading this way...
The usual species last night including a nicely marked Shuttle-shaped Dart which is surely a migrant, so theres some hope yet of that Convolvulus Hawk-moth...or even Clancy's Rustic!

I did get my second ever Grey-pine Carpet, this one being abit more freshly marked and a beautiful Feathered Thorn, a male because of its elaborate Antennae, sadly the female Moth is rarely seen at light.

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

Feathered Thorn

Check those Antennae out!

Shuttle-shaped Dart

Grey Pine Carpet

Macro Moths

5x Feathered Thorn
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Grey-pine Carpet
1x Spruce Carpet
1x Red-green Carpet
4x Barred Sallow
4x Brick
5x Red-line Quaker
1x Angle Shades
1x Willow Beauty
1x Blair's Shoulder-knot
1x Beaded Chestnut
2x Epirrita sp.
1x Sprawler
1x Satellite

Micro Moths

2x Emmelina monodactyla

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