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 14 March 2010

The Garden Moth Trap

Well I decided to run the Moth Trap in my Garden all night for the first time as conditions were favourable.
Although I managed 2 Moths of 2 species which although is something, is still relatively poor compared to the same night last year in similiar weather conditions which saw 28 Moths of 8 species

2010 Catch - Hatfield Broad Oak - 13/03/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Satellite

Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix heracliana

2009 Catch - Hatfield Broad Oak - 13/03/09 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Clouded Drab
2x Oak Beauty
7x Common Quaker
3x Small Quaker
6x Hebrew Character
1x Dotted Border

Micro Moths

2x Agonopterix heracliana
5x Emmelina monodactyla

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