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

Saturday 12 June 2010

Slowing down hmmm

Cool, clear skies and not very good, although Lime Hawk-moth made it's first appearance in my garden.
Tonight looks abit better though.


Lime Hawk-moth

Pyrausta aurata

Pale Oak Beauty

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 11/06/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths
1x Lime Hawk-moth [NFY]

1x Privet Hawk-moth

1x Pale Oak Beauty

1x Willow Beauty

1x Small Waved Umber

2x Pale Tussock

22x Heart & Dart

3x Rustic Shoulder-knot

1x White Ermine
1x Buff Ermine

2x Brown Rustic

2x Turnip Moth

1x Marbled Minor

2x Setaceous Hebrew Character

3x Large Nutmeg
1x Common Swift

1x Pale Mottled Willow
1x Flame

Micro Moths

1x Crambus lathoniellus

2x Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana

1x Pyrausta aurata

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