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

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Catch Report - 25/10/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

After being quite ill last night I forgot that I had put the trap out, and so at 9am I realised and quickly sorted through what was left and went back to bed!

Not much to report, best were 3 more Merveille du Jour's with quite distinct pattern differences and a Brick which I haven't seen for ages now.

Catch Report - 25/10/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden Macro Moths

3x Merveille du Jour
2x November Moth
3x Sprawler
3x Feathered Thorn
3x Yellow-line Quaker
8x Chestnut
1x Satellite
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
3x Green-brindled Crescent
1x Brick
1x Beaded Chestnut
1x Turnip Moth
1x Large Wainscot

Micro Moths

2x Blastobasis laticolella

Merveille du Jour

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