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

Tuesday 20 April 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Monday night

Very quiet here and cool with clear skies again this morning, we will soon be coming into Orthosia lull.

Although I did get my earliest record of Common Pug last night, comparing it with previous year's data it seems to get earlier year upon year.

2008 - 11th May
2009 - 05th May
2010 - 19th April


Common Pug

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 19/04/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Common Pug [NFY]
8x Hebrew Character
7x Common Quaker
1x Small Quaker
1x Powdered Quaker
3x Early Grey
1x Clouded Drab
1x Early Thorn

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

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