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

Friday 9 July 2010

Canvey Island - Part 2 : Macro Moths - 08th July

(15+) Lappet (NEW) - A highly anticipated species for me, absoloutely huge females!



(5+) Rosy Wave (NEW) - A Nationally Scarce B species, very delicate and pretty.

(1) Lesser Cream Wave (NEW) - A local species inhabiting heaths and grassland.

(5+) Star-wort (NEW) A Nationally Scarce B species confined to salt-marsh habitats.

(1) Beautiful Snout (NEW) - This was the MEGA of the night, Only the 2nd record for Essex, as one was confirmed from Chelmsford last year (little to my knowledge!) Hard to get a shot through the pot as it was so lively.

(8+) White-line Dart (NEW) - Listed as 'Common' but again confined to the coast, quite variable.

(1) Bordered Pug (NEW) - A very pretty Pug.

(3+) Brown Scallop (NEW)

No picture :( I accidently delected it gah! next time, next time.......

1 comment:

  1. Those Lappets look smart - I've only ever seen one (at Wicken Fen) which was sadly knackered! Could do with another. I know that Beautiful Snout feeling - I've taken two in VC55 in exactly the same spot but a few years apart. The first was completely unexpected, the second a nice de ja vu.