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

Saturday 22 October 2011

Catch Report - 13/10/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Playing catch up, this was 9 days ago now but marked the end of the mild spell, recently we have been experiencing typical autumnal weather with a few light frosts.
I will continue to put my trap out on mild nights but I won't expect much now that I haven't seen already and will do it on a purely records basis to compare to other years.

Best Moth of the night had to go to a single Feathered Thorn, special because it was my first ever female of this species. Also both November Moth & Pale November Moth (Gen det) turning up to the trap.

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

Macro Moths

5x November Moth
1x Pale November Moth
3x Large Yellow Underwing
5x Barred Sallow
2x Merveille du Jour
6x Beaded Chestnut
3x Green-brindled Crescent
3x Setaceous Hebrew Character
3x Red-line Quaker
1x Feathered Thorn
5x Yellow-line Quaker
4x Brown-spot Pinion
1x Large Wainscot
2x Chestnut
1x Blair's Shoulder-knot

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Feathered Thorn - Female

Large Wainscot

November Moth

Pale November Moth

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