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 26 June 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Friday night

A great night again, i've had a few nights off recently as i've trapped elsewhere but really struggling to catch up on tallying everything up! recently I've had the pleasure of finding Beautiful Hook-tip on farmland and 20+ Great Oak Beauty including only my second ever Grey Arches from Woodland, I also have at least 12 micros potted up for id! its absolute madness... so here is last nights catch.
Broad-barred White is a new Garden record, as were the two micro's Donacaula mucronellus & European Corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis both superb for my location.


Broad-barred White

Donacaula mucronellus

European Corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 25/06/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Broad-barred White [NFG]
1x Ghost Moth
2x Common Wainscot
1x Purple Bar
5x Riband Wave
2x Small Dusty Wave
1x Common Pug
1x Blood-vein
1x Green Pug
1x Green Silver-lines
1x Small Fan-foot
3x Willow Beauty
1x Straw Dot
2x Common Footman
6x Flame
1x Silver-Y
5x Heart & Dart
6x Heart & Club
3x Uncertain
6x Marbled Minor
1x Treble Brown Spot
3x Brimstone
1x Fern
1x Flame Shoulder
2x Buff Ermine
4x Dark Arches
3x Fan-foot
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
3x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Dingy Shears
2x Pale Mottled Willow
1x Light Arches
1x Clouded Silver
8x Large Nutmeg
3x Scorched Wing
1x Privet Hawk-moth
2x Middle-barred Minor
1x Ingrailed Clay
2x Elephant Hawk-moth
1x Clouded Brindle
1x Freyer's Pug
4x Brown Rustic
1x Snout
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x White Ermine
1x Poplar Hawk-moth
1x V-pug
1x Mottled Rustic

Micro Moths

1x Donacaula mucronellus [NFG]
1x European Corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis [NFG]
1x Orthopygia glaucinalis [NFY]
1x Phlyctaenia perlucidalis
1x Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata
2x Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella
1x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
2x Celypha lacunana
3x Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana
1x Udea olivalis
1x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
2x Scoparia ambigualis
2x Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana
3x Crambus pascuella
1x Emmelina monodactyla

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