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

Friday 17 February 2012

Catch Report - 16/02/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Another mild night and the Moths came in 3x3 with 3 each of Chestnut, Satellite and Spring Usher.
New for the year was a single Tortricodes alternella, a moth I don't get very often in my garden, but where I have recorded 300+ individuals within mature oak woodland in a single night in previous years.
Very pleased with the last two nights of trapping but unfortunately it is not to last, as we are expecting a cold front for the next few nights into early next week, so the trap is packed away again!

Catch Report - 16/02/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

3x Chestnut

3x Spring Usher
3x Satellite

Spring Usher's

Spring Usher - Cryptic form

Spring Usher - Semi-melanic

Micro Moths

1x Tortricodes alternella [NFY]

Tortricodes alternella

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