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 23 October 2011

Catch Report - 12/10/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Somehow I managed to miss a post! here is my catch results from the day before last, a much better catch as we still had mild nights back then (although last night held at 9c and I was pleasantly surprised at what species I got, more to follow on that soon!)

Catch Report - 12/10/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden

Macro Moths

7x Green-brindled Crescent
3x Merveille du Jour
10x Large Yellow Underwing
8x Barred Sallow
1x Sallow
3x Red-green Carpet
3x Setaceous Hebrew Character
3x Beaded Chestnut
1x Spruce Carpet
2x Blair's Shoulder-knot
1x Red-line Quaker
3x Brown-spot Pinion
5x Chestnut
9x Yellow-line Quaker
3x Large Wainscot
9x November Moth
1x Vine's Rustic
1x Mallow

Micro Moths

1x Blastobasis laticolella
1x Zelleria hepariella
1x Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana
1x Acleris sparsana
1x Acleris notana
Phyllonorycter messaniella

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