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

Friday 18 May 2012

Catch Report - 17/05/12 - Back Garden/Farmland

Another good night following on from last night with a few more new ones including Brimstone Moth, Silver-Y, Common Pug and Lunar Marbled Brown.
Strangely there were no Micro moths present at all. Really pleased to be seeing Hawk-moths again, and it shouldn't be long before Eyed appears in the trap. 
A minimum of 8-9c again last night, I shall be having a break over the weekend and then back to trapping monday/possibly sunday.

Catch Report - 17/05/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

2x Brimstone Moth [NFY]
1x Silver-Y [NFY]
1x Common Pug [NFY]
1x Lunar Marbled Brown [NFY]
6x Green Carpet
1x Clouded Drab
5x Muslin Moth
2x Brindled Pug 
2x Red Twin-spot Carpet
4x Flame Shoulder
5x Hebrew Character
2x Rustic Shoulder-knot
2x Angle Shades
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Nut-tree Tussock
1x Pebble Prominent
2x Poplar Hawk-moth
1x Swallow Prominent

Micro Moths

None recorded!

Brimstone Moth

Lunar Marbled Brown

Shuttle-shaped Dart

Silver-Y and I thought it was a Ni Moth at first!

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