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 9 January 2012

Catch Report - 08/01/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

A pleasing start to the year with 4 moths this morning, a bonus being all different species to get the species count off to a good start for 2012.
Best Moth was a single Early Moth, a Moth i've only recorded a few times before (this being my 3rd ever).
Mild conditions continue to dominate our weather systems with highs of 10c and lows of 6c expected over the next few days.

Catch Report - 08/01/12 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Early Moth [NFY]

1x Mottled Umber [NFY]

1x Winter Moth [NFY]
1x Pale Brindled Beauty [NFY]

Micro Moths

None Recorded

Early Moth
(An overdue better picture of this species)

Pale Brindled Beauty

1 comment:

  1. Nice one, Ben. I tried netting Sunday evening, but failed to see a single moth.