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

Thursday 22 March 2012

Catch Report - 20/03/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Another really mild day and as it started to cloud over in the afternoon, I thought it would stay like that for the evening to raise the temperature a bit.
It wasn't to be as the sky cleared and the tempreature plummeted to 2c by the morning with another sharp frost.
The catch was very pleasing though and surprised me somewhat.

Red Chestnut was new for the year and Shoulder-stripe was new for the garden.
The garden still hasn't produced a Yellow Horned yet or any Pugs.

2 more Lead-coloured Drabs brought the year total to five of this local moth.

Catch Report - 20/03/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Red Chestnut [NFY]
1x Shoulder-stripe [NFG]
5x Twin-spotted Quaker
2x Lead-coloured Drab
145x Small Quaker
45x Common Quaker
27x Hebrew Character
41x Clouded Drab
4x March Moth
3x Early Grey
5x Oak Beauty
4x Chestnut
1x Dotted Border
1x Engrailed

Micro Moths

1x Diurnea fagella

Red Chestnut

Lead-coloured Drab

Clouded Drab

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