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 9 May 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Saturday Night

Second night in a row using the recently lent 125w MV, not much about as a cool breeze was evident, drizzle and not very nice at all.
Only 14 Moths of 5 species which is really poor for this time of year as last year I was numbering 60+ Moths with 10-15 species.

O well, we soldier on!

Thought of the day: Those Orthosia's ain't half hanging on this year!

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 08/05/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

9x Hebrew Character
2x Muslin Moth
1x Powdered Quaker
1x Common Quaker

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

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