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

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Catch Report - 19/03/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Considering it was a clear sky and very cold again this morning with a ground frost, it didn't seem to affect the number's much, probably due to the day-time temperature peaking at around 14c then slowly dropping away until midnight.

133x Small Quaker's were the most numerous moth beating the previous highest of 87x individuals.

Nothing exciting and no new for year's.

Catch Report - 19/03/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

8x Twin-spotted Quaker
133x Small Quaker
24x Common Quaker
27x Hebrew Character
29x Clouded Drab
1x March Moth
1x Early Grey
2x Oak Beauty
1x Satellite

Micro Moths

1x Diurnea fagella
1x Agonopterix heracliana

Small Quaker

Twin-spotted Quaker

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