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 30 April 2012

Catch Report - 29/04/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

A very wet few days we have had, which has seen the front lawn and road leading upto my house flooded, yesterday afernoon though the rain had stopped, the wind had dropped and the temperature steadily rose to 14c, then the skies cleared leaving it feel decidely chilly but apparently not dipping below 8c.
Brilliant I thought! as I opened the trap.....8 moths! it is an awful time of year still inbetween the Spring species falling off the cliff and the Summer species not quite upto speed as yet.

Still I managed Swallow Prominent and Flame Shoulder as new for the year.

Catch Report - 29/04/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Flame Shoulder [NFY]
1x Swallow Prominent [NFY]  
1x Clouded Drab
4x Hebrew Character
1x Powdered Quaker

Micro Moths
None recorded!

Flame Shoulder

Swallow Prominent

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