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 30 April 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Thursday night

Warm and mild last night with abit of rain and plenty of new species for the year.
Managed some nice shots of the undersides of Red Twin-spot Carpet and a V-Pug.
The weekend doesn't look too good so I probably won't be trapping much for awhile now!


Pale Prominent

Brimstone Moth

Oak-tree Pug

Red Twin-spot Carpet

Waved Umber


Shuttle-shaped Dart
- Male

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 29/04/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Prominent [NFY]
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart [NFY]
1x V-Pug [NFY]
5x Brimstone Moth [NFY]
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet [NFY]
7x Waved Umber
3x Nut-tree Tussock
7x Hebrew Character
2x Oak-tree Pug
3x Brindled Pug
1x Double-striped Pug
1x Swallow Prominent
1x Early Grey
8x Common Quaker
1x Powdered Quaker

Micro Moths

1x Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella [NFY]
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Agonopterix heracliana

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