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

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Catch Report - 27/03/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Quite a mundane catch yesterday morning.
Very cold first thing again with a ground frost.

New for year was a single Early Thorn.

Also had my 11th Lead-coloured Drab for the year.

Back to trapping tomorrow and still awaiting my first Pug for the year, at this rate my first Pug will be Green or V!

Catch Report - 27/03/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Early Thorn [NFY]
17x Twin-spotted Quaker
1x Lead-coloured Drab
130x Small Quaker
20x Common Quaker
47x Hebrew Character
35x Clouded Drab
1x March Moth
4x Oak Beauty
3x Early Grey
2x Satellite
1x Red Chestnut
3x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix heracliana

Early Thorn

Lead-coloured Drab

Hebrew Character

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