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 13 October 2011

Catch Report - 03/10/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Still adding new species for the year, Mallow being another. Was also nice to record a new Micro Moth for me, which was a good example of Mompha sturnipennella.
Moth number's slightly down from previous nights due to dwindling cloud cover and a stronger breeze.

ch Report - 03/10/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden

Macro Moths

1x Mallow [NFY]
2x Merveille du Jour

3x Yellow-line Quaker
2x Pink-barred Sallow
22x Brown-spot Pinion
13x Large Yellow Underwing
11x Barred Sallow
2x Sallow

1x Blood-vein
1x Orange Sallow

3x Black Rustic

2x Blair's Shoulder-knot

12x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Snout

3x Red-line Quaker

17x Lunar Underwing

3x Lesser Yellow Underwing

2x Green-brindled Crescent

24x Beaded Chestnut

2x Willow Beauty
2x Chestnut
5x Angle Shades

Orange Sallow

Micro Moths

1x Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis
1x Mompha sturnipennella
1x Eudonia pallida

1x Acleris cristana

Mompha sturnipennella

Acleris cristana

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