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

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Catch Report - 28/02/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

As we move towards the end of the month, things are really picking up in my part of the Country, an astonishing 82 moths of 15 species last night, including 23 examples of Satellite alone.
New for year was a single Clouded Drab.

Another mild night is on the cards for tonight.

Catch Report - 28/02/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Clouded Drab [NFY]
2x Dotted Border
3x Hebrew Character

23x Satellite
1x March Moth
3x Oak Beauty
4x Pale Brindled Beauty
1x Small Quaker
1x Common Quaker
4x Chestnut
1x Spring Usher

Micro Moths

27x Tortricodes alternella
1x Acleris notana
1x Acleris cristana
9x Agonopterix heracliana

Clouded Drab

Small Quaker

13 of the Satellites

Acleris cristana

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