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 8 May 2012

Catch Report - 07/05/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

A whole week has passed nearly and I haven't been able to trap due to awful conditions.
I did manage to put it out last night, on the off-chance that it might stay dry for once and with it being so mild at 10c+ all night I was gutted when I awoke to find soggy egg trays on the outside of the trap and water everywhere.
Luckily the contents wasn't too battered  but it was extremely slim pickings!
A nice and early Latticed Heath was amongst the best with 3 Spectacles nice to see aswell.

Tonight looks better, but could it rain? I think so.

Catch Report - 07/05/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

3x Spectacle [NFY]
1x Latticed Heath [NFY]
1x Oak-tree Pug [NFY]
1x Clouded Drab
1x Chocolate-tip
1x Pale Prominent
1x Brindled Pug
1x Nut-tree Tussock
1x Powdered Quaker
1x Flame Shoulder
3x Hebrew Character
Micro Moths 

None Recorded!



Pale Prominent

Oak-tree Pug

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