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 19 November 2011

Catch Report - 17/11/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Cold and very damp nights usually aren't the best conditions for Moths, but it didn't seem to put off the 21 Moths I recorded in the morning with the temperature hovering at 7c. 15 December Moths is a record for me. Winter Moth was also nice to see in very fresh and newly emerged condition.

Catch Report - 17/11/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

15x December Moth
2x Winter Moth

1x Feathered Thorn

1x Scarce Umber

1x Sprawler

1x Mottled Umber

Micro Moths

None Recorded

Mottled Umber

Winter Moth

December Moths!

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