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 March 2011

Field Trip - Marks Hall Gardens (Harlow Museum) - Saturday night

Had a productive night at Harlow Museum last night with the expected species turning up between two traps.
Warm and mild with 10c lots of cloud cover and the rain holding off!

Oak Beauty

Hebrew Character (Aberration)

Saturday - 12/03/11 Marks Hall Gardens - Harlow Museum (total of 66 moths of 8 species) Robinson 125w MV Trap ( 39 moths of 7 species)

Macro Moths

6x Small Quaker
20x Common Quaker
7x Hebrew Character (NFY)
3x Oak Beauty
1x Clouded Drab (NFY)
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Tortricodes alternella

Robinson 160w MBT Trap (27 moths of 6 species) Macro Moths

6x Small Quaker
11x Common Quaker [NFY]
5x Hebrew Character [NFY]
3x Clouded Drab [NFY]
1x Chestnut
Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla [NFY]

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