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 16 March 2012

Catch Report - 15/03/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Another good night for numbers with 56x Small Quaker being the most numerous.

A getting slightly late Small Brindled Beauty was a surprise, and it was in fantastic condition.

No new for year's but I did get some lovely colour forms of Clouded Drab and my 2nd and 3rd Lead-coloured Drab for the year which I was pleased about.

The weather continues to stay very unsettled with cool mornings.

Apologise for the photo quality as it is very gloomy outside this morning, making photography hard!

Catch Report - 15/03/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

2x Lead-coloured Drab
3x Twin-spotted Quaker
56x Small Quaker
23x Common Quaker
9x Hebrew Character
18x Clouded Drab
3x March Moth
6x Oak Beauty
2x Chestnut
1x Satellite
1x Engrailed
1x Small Brindled Beauty

Micro Moths

1x Diurnea fagella

Lead-coloured Drabs

Clouded Drabs (showing huge variation in colour)

Diurnea fagella

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