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

Monday 15 March 2010

The Garden Moth Trap

Well spring has finally sprung, yesterday was a lovely day with temperatures hitting 12c, last night held up pretty well with temps at 7c for most of the night and 5c recorded this morning.
A much healthier catch this morning, with a few in the trap and a few on the sheet.
The Grey Shoulder-knot was an absolute beauty and not a common Moth in my Garden.


Grey Shoulder-knot

Common Quaker

Hebrew Character

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 14/03/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Common Quaker [NFY]
1x Dotted Border
1x March Moth
1x Grey Shoulder-knot [NFY]
1x Pale Brindled Beauty
2x Hebrew Character [NFY]
1x Satellite

Micro Moths

4x Agonopterix heracliana

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