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 30 May 2010

Cool and windy

Cool and windy and not ideal Mothing conditions but still a few Moths around including several new for year's, highlights being a fresh Poplar Hawk-moth, the first of the Mottled Rustic's and 2 rarely recorded in my Garden, Nutmeg.



Mottled Rustic

Vine's Rustic

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 29/05/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Mottled Rustic [NFY]
1x Vine's Rustic [NFY]
1x Common Wainscot [NFY]
2x Nutmeg [NFY]
1x Marbled Minor
1x Poplar Hawk-moth
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
6x Common Swift
3x Buff Ermine
1x White Ermine
3x Muslin Moth
3x Brimstone Moth
3x Common Pug
2x Mottled Pug
1x Pale Tussock
5x Heart & Dart
2x Flame Shoulder

Micro Moths

1x Crambus pascuella [NFY]
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Celypha lacunana
1x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella