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

Thursday 3 November 2011

Catch Report - 02/11/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Very pleased to find a single Scarce Bordered Straw sitting next to the trap this morning! my 3rd ever sighting and 1st record for Hertfordshire (previously I had 1 from Slovenia recently and 1 from Essex back in 2009) Nothing much else to repor apart from another female Feathered Thorn which was nice.

Catch Report - 02/11/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden
Macro Moths

Macro Moths

1x Scarce Bordered Straw [NFY]
3x Sprawler

1x Mottled Umber
3x Satellite
1x Red-green Carpet
2x November Moth

5x Feathered Thorn (inc my 2nd ever female)

1x Brick

4x Yellow-line Quaker

3x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Light Brown Apple Moth E.postvittana

Scarce Bordered Straw

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