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

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Catch Report - 24/10/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

A much better catch with over 50 moths this time and 2 more Dark Chestnut's added to my life list of just 6 of them.
Nice to see Sprawler starting to turn up in good number's as well, after yesterday night's first specimen of the year.
5 specimens of
Setaceous Hebrew Character was also a welcome surprise and these can only be immigrants from France at this late stage of the season and both the common Yellow Underwing's are still desperately hanging on!

We did have rain during the night and it looks the same tonight for a short shower or two.

Catch Report - 24/10/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden

Macro Moths

4x Sprawler
4x Chestnut
1x Sallow
2x Dark Chestnut

12x Yellow-line Quaker

5x Feathered Thorn
5x November Moth
1x Blair's Shoulder-knot
2x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Lesser Yellow Underwing

1x Turnip Moth

3x Beaded Chestnut
2x Green-brindled Crescent

2x Satellite

1x Red-green Carpet

2x Red-line Quaker

2x Merveille du Jour
5x Setaceous Hebrew Character

Micro Moths

1x Blastobasis laticolella

Dark Chestnut's

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