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

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Still struggling

Very quiet again last night with clear skies and falling temperatures to 3c, a few Moths about but nothing special, best of the night was m first Pale Tussock of the year.
At least there seems a little more variet each morning now.

Looking towards the end of the week, the temperatures look set to soar and we could get some mild overcast nights at last!


Pale Tussock

Syndemis musculana

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 17/05/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Tussock [NFY]
1x Least Black Arches
4x Hebrew Character
1x Flame Shoulder
3x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Brimstone Moth
2x Rustic Shoulder-knot

Micro Moths

1x Syndemis musculana [NFY]

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