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 7 April 2011

Field Trip - Braughing Farmland - Wednesday night

Went to my Parents house again, trapping on rural farmland all last night.

Scorching weather reaching 22c followed by clear skies and a cool breeze did not leave much to be examined on arrival this morning at 6am.

No Sloe Carpet...but I did record two new species for the year, Shoulder-stripe and 2 stunning Red Chestnuts.

Wednesday - 06/04/11 - Braughing Farmland (total of 31 moths of 7 species) - 1x Robinson 125w MV Trap, 1x 160w Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Red Chestnut [NFY]
1x Shoulder-stripe [NFY]
2x Powdered Quaker
3x Clouded Drab
1x Early Grey
42x Common Quaker
16x Small Quaker
15x Hebrew Character
1x Satellite

Red Chestnut


Micro Moths

2x Diurnea fagella

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