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

Monday 3 May 2010

Thorndon Country Park Sunday 25th April

Just catching up on the night of the 25th.
I now have the full species report from that night, as usual my friend Graham does the Macro Moth recording whilst I tackle the Micro's!

3 Traps were used - 125w MV Robinson Trap, 160w MBT Robinson style Trap and a 40w Actinic with vertical sheet.

Macro Moths

1x Grey Birch
4x Chestnut
7x Common Quaker
2x Engrailed
1x Hebrew Character
12x Lunar Marbled Brown
1x Pebble Hook-tip
10x Brindled Pug
1x Common Pug
1x Oak Tree Pug
1x Purple Thorn
1x Scalloped Hook-tip
3x Small Quaker
1x Least Black Arches

Micro Moths

1x Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla
+15x Eriocrania subpurpurella
1x Epinotia immundana

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