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 16 May 2010

Clutching at straws!

Last night was National Moth Night, weather-wise a dreadful night for it as last year was! clear skies and rapidly falling temperatures to 1.8c this morning and close to a frost.
As the weather was so bad our trip out to Thorndon Park was cancelled (as it is quite a drive for both of us) and we thought it was not worth it having looked at the diminishing cloud cover at 7pm.

The Garden trap was put on in a vain attempt at actually getting something, I was not to be let down because, this morning....wait for it! a total of 6 Moths were to be found in my huge Robinson trap, and two were new for the year! a beautifully marked Rustic Shoulder-knot and an odd looking Heart & Dart.
Well on the upside next week from wednesday could see some milder overcast nights (fingers and toes crossed)


Rustic Shoulder-knot

Heart & Dart (abit strange looking)

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 15/05/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Heart & Dart [NFY]
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot [NFY]
3x Hebrew Character
1x Clouded Drab

Micro Moths

None recorded!

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