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

Wednesday 6 October 2010

Catching up - Marks Hall Gardens (Harlow Museum) - 05/10/10

A dismal catch last night, as it rained most of the night, and feeling pretty poorly I wasn't in the mood for emptying 'empty' sodden egg trays!
Highlight was only my 2nd ever Large Ranunculus, a completely different marked example which was nice.

Grey-pine Carpet and Ypsolopha ustella were new site records.

Catch Report - Marks Hall Gardens (Harlow Museum) - 05/10/10 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Traps - 1x 160w Homemade MBT

Large Ranunculus

Macro Moths

1x Large Ranunculus
1x Grey-pine Carpet
6x Barred Sallow
2x Blair's Shoulder-knot
3x Turnip Moth
1x Brindled Green
2x Large Yellow Underwing
4x Lesser Yellow Underwing
2x Vine's Rustic
3x Willow Beauty
1x Lunar Underwing

Ypsolopha ustella

Micro Moths

1x Ypsolopha ustella
2x Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
1x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana

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