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 19 March 2012

Catch Report - 15/03/12 - Balls Wood - Hertfordshire

Well I expected to be drowning in moths as I approached Balls Wood at 6.00pm with 14c on the car.

Sadly I got more in the garden that night!

I did stay for 3 hours as well until about 9.30pm

Did manage to pick up new for year's Brindled Pug, Yellow Horned and Shoulder-stripe though.
I have yet to trap a Pug in the garden this year...maybe tonight will change that.

Catch Report - 15/03/12 - 160w MBT Tripod + hanging vertical sheet - Balls Wood

Macro Moths

10x Chestnut
2x Shoulder-stripe [NFY]
12x Engrailed
3x Common Quaker
1x Satellite
5x March Moth
3x Hebrew Character
5x Clouded Drab
8x Yellow Horned [NFY]
3x Brindled Pug [NFY]
7x Small Quaker
5x Twin-spotted Quaker

Micro Moths

1x Tortricodes alternella
3x Diurnea fagella

Yellow Horned

Twin-spotted Quaker

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