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 25 September 2011

Catch Report - 23/09/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Still ticking over nicely in the garden with another nice selection of autumnal species including one i've only ever see twice before, an Orange Sallow albeit a worn one.
Other species of note included a single Brick, Brindled Green and Pink-barred Sallow, all of them being new for the year.
The weather next week appears to be improving once again with mid 20's expected upto 26c! and a south wind blowing recently has seen many migrants on the kent coast.
Excited? you should be.... so get those traps out every night guys and girls!

Catch Report - 23/09/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Farmland/back garden

1x Orange Sallow [NFY]
1x Pink-barred Sallow [NFY]
1x Brick [NFY]

1x Brindled Green [NFY]
7x Beaded Chestnut
1x Common Marbled Carpet
9x Black Rustic
19x Lunar Underwing
5x Latticed Heath
1x Centre-barred Sallow
20x Large Yellow Underwing
4x Vine's Rustic
4x Common Wainscot
6x Brown-spot Pinion
3x Barred Sallow
1x Frosted Orange
2x Rosy Rustic
9x Setaceous Hebrew Character
4x Snout
2x Turnip Moth
2x Square-spot Rustic
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing

2x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

1x Burnished Brass
1x Cabbage Moth

1x Silver-Y

Micro Moths

2x Acleris variegana
Ypsolopha parenthesella
1x Brown House-moth
Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Orange Sallow
- Shame it's worn.

Beaded Chestnut


Pink-barred Sallow

Brindled Green

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