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 31 January 2012

Catch Report - 24/01/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Only the 4th trapping session of the new year and as we roll into a very cold start to February there is little pickings, and it just has not been worth articulating the trap into position and then proceeding to burn 125 watts of electricity for upto 10 hours.

On the positive side I managed my first 'Micro' Moth of the year, unexpectedly it turned out to be an Acleris cristana, not a common Moth for me.

Catch Report - 24/01/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland]

Macro Moths

2x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Acleris cristana [NFY]


Acleris cristana

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