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

Friday 5 February 2010

Parndon Wood - Wednesday 04th February 2010

Another session at this beautiful Woodland, the weather looked just right so I went about setting up my gear.
I returned at 1am to my absolute amazement there were literally hundreds of moths....at the beginning of February! it was quite breathtaking and the next hour and a half was spent counting all of them as best as I could!
A new Moth for the site was recorded in good numbers, Tortricodes alternella.


March Moth

Tortricodes alternella

The sheet


Catch Report Thursday 04th February 2010 Parndon Wood - 160w MBT Robinson + 40w Actinic w/Sheet

Macro Moths

212x Spring Usher
114x Pale Brindled Beauty
15x March Moth
9x Dotted Border
1x Mottled Umber

Micro Moths

36x Tortricodes alternella [NFY]

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