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

Thursday 15 October 2009

Catch Report - Wednesday 14th October 2009

Not a bad catch last night particularly as it got cold the latter part of the night with temperatures dipping to 6c, my very first capture of a Large Wainscot was very exciting, a very photogenic Moth with its furry head and sily soft dusted wings.
Other highlights was a very late Straw Dot and a relatively uncommon Yellow-line Quaker, which seems to be outdone by Red-line Quaker's at the moment 5-1! last year these two species were pretty much level pegging.
Once again no Micro's showed, this can by typical of colder nights.

Tonight looks even better....finger's crossed!

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

Large Wainscot

Yellow-line Quaker

Macro Moths

1x Large Wainscot [NFG]
2x Green-brindled Crescent
3x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Feathered Thorn
1x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Brick
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Straw Dot
5x Red-line Quaker
1x Beaded Chestnut
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

A no show!

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