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

Thursday 19 August 2010

Bishop's Stortford - 18/08/10

Having just purchased my new mobile moth trapping gear, I thought I would try it in my new suburban garden.
Luckily the theory worked and a few moths did turn up from 9pm to 11pm

in 2 hours I managed

Macro Moths

1x Double-striped Pug
1x Scorched Carpet
1x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Currant Pug
1x Red Underwing
1x Riband Wave

Red Underwing

Micro Moths

2x Chrysoteuchia culmella
2x Agriphila tristella
1x Mother of Pearl
2x Agriphila geniculea
1x Emmelina monodactyla

Agriphila tristella

Hopefully tonight will be better as there is some cloud cover!

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