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

Monday 24 October 2011

Catch Report - 23/10/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

A little windier and a little cooler last night and as a result less Mothage was to be found in the morning at 7am, ah I wish it meant getting up this late in the height of summer as opposed to 4.30am!
Was nice to get a new one for the garden, a Sprawler and one I use to get a lot in my old cottage garden in Essex with upto 20 individuals on certain nights in November.

Another migrant Rusty Dot Pearl was also a good addition, it's certainly having a cracking year with more records to the West of the Country.

Catch Report - 23/10/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden

Macro Moths

1x Sprawler [NFY]
4x Chestnut
1x Sallow
6x Yellow-line Quaker

3x Feathered Thorn

1x Turnip Moth

1x Beaded Chestnut
1x Green-brindled Crescent

1x Satellite

1x Red-green Carpet

1x Red-line Quaker

Micro Moths

1x Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis


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