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

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Home & Away

Last night I went to local Woodland and setup my trap and left it on from 8.30pm until 11.30pm, in 3 hours I expected a better return considering we are now entering the slightly more prolific time for new species.
Only Lunar Marbled Brown was new for the site.

Back at home my security light attracted a few Moths, of note was a new for year Streamer


Lunar Marbled Brown


Catch Report - Tuesday 20th April 2010 - Parndon Wood - 160w Robinson Trap + 40w Hanging Actinic w/White hanging sheet & ground sheets

Macro Moths

2x Lunar Marbled Brown [NFS]
14x Common Quaker
1x Satellite
1x Frosted Green
1x Clouded Drab
3x Small Quaker
5x Brindled Pug

Micro Moths

7x Eriocrania subpurpurella
1x Diurnea fagella

At home - 100w Security Bulb

1x Streamer [NFY]
1x Early Thorn

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