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 - 11/10/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Cooling down now and a little breezy tonight with clearing skies, a heavy dew was present come early morning. Grey-pine Carpet was a nice treat, it's a Moth I rarely see which is odd considering it is listed as common, this being the first for my Garden after moving back last August.
Dusky-lemon Sallow is still around which is great news, and must be my 14th record this year of this scarce Moth.

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

Macro Moths

1x Grey-pine Carpet [NFY]
3x Beaded Chestnut

2x Lesser Yellow Underwing

2x Barred Sallow

7x Large Yellow Underwing
4x Green-brindled Crescent
1x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Black Rustic

1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Sallow

5x Brown-spot Pinion

1x Dusky-lemon Sallow
1x Red-line Quaker

Micro Moths

1x Acleris variegana
Phyllonorycter messaniella

Grey-pine Carpet

Dusky-lemon Sallow

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ben, Our Grey Pine Carpets dont show as much white as that one, in fact if that was in my garden it would be a Spruce Carpet...