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 13 June 2010

Sawbridgeworth Marsh SSSI - Catch 12/06/10

And here is the catch I made during 1 hour of trapping between 10-11pm, scored a result with a superb Satyr Pug, a Pug preferring damp boggy conditions aswell as 2 Small Clouded Brindle another new one for me and again found in it's suitable habitat as it feeds on reed-canary grass which is abundant at the marsh.
At least I did better than the England footie team! sigh.....


Satyr Pug

Small Clouded Brindle

Eudonia pallida

Udea Olivalis

Catch Report - Sawbridgeworth Marsh SSSI - 12/06/10 - 28w Fluorescent Daylight Lamp + white sheets.

Macro Moths

2x Small Clouded Brindle [NFS]
1x Satyr Pug [NFS]
1x Snout
1x Straw Dot
20+ Silver-ground Carpet
2x Green Carpet
1x Buttoned Snout
1x Angle Shades

Micro Moths

5x Eudonia pallida
2x Celypha lacunana
1x Udea Olivalis
1x Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata
1x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella

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