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 23 September 2011

Catch Report - 19/09/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Well i've not trapped much lately, but here was my catch from Monday evening, I hope to get the trap out tonight just to see if I get anything.
This was surprisingly a good catch under mild cloudy conditions, but cooling towards the morning.

Latticed Heath still hanging on and new for year in the form of a few Sallow's and a single Deep-brown Dart

Noticed a huge drop-off with the Micro Moths though!

Catch Report - 19/09/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Farmland/back garden

Macro Moths

3x Barred Sallow [NFY]
2x Centre-barred Sallow
2x Brimstone Moth

2x Latticed Heath
3x Beaded Chestnut [NFY]
12x Brown-spot Pinion
3x Rosy Rustic
7x Black Rustic

1x Turnip Moth

11x Large Yellow Underwing

2x Setaceous Hebrew Character

3x Snout
1x Green Carpet
2x Frosted Orange
14x Lunar Underwing
3x Dark Arches
2x Sallow *(inc 1x f.flavescens) [NFY]
2x Dusky Thorn
4x Mouse Moth
2x Copper Underwing
1x Svensson's Copper Underwing
4x Uncertain
10x Vine's Rustic
1x Silver-Y
1x Common Wainscot
3x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
2x Burnished Brass
3x Lesser Yellow Underwing
9x Square-spot Rustic
3x Light Emerald

Micro Moths

1x Acleris variegana
1x Celypha lacunana

Barred Sallow's

Barred Sallow

Beaded Chestnut

Beaded Chestnut's

Sallow (f.flavescens)

Sallow (Normal form)

Deep-brown Dart

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