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

Sunday 11 March 2012

Catch Report - 08/03/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

A poor night by recent standards, considering it stayed above 6c all night.
The next trapping will be on sunday 11th and hopefully I will trap more than just 6 for 11 hours of light!

Catch Report - 08/03/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

2x March Moth
1x Small Quaker
1x Common Quaker
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Diurnea fagella [NFY]

Diurnea fagella

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ben, sorry to be slow in commenting this season but it's a tonic to read about your catches and I am lost in admiration for your methodical approach which you combine with making things lively and fun. I like the moving strip of pics across the blog to too.

    Your Dotted Chestnut fills me with envy. I wonder if I will ever get one of those in Leeds. Moths seem to be moving about and defying the Waring and Townend boundaries more than ever, so here's hoping. For now, I am more than satisfied with my first Oak Beauty, even if it is 'common'.

    Thanks too for your very much appreciated corrections to my bungles with Quakers, Drabs etc

    Warm wishes