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 25 May 2012

Catch Report - 23/05/12 - Back Garden/Farmland

Abit behind but the weather as brought out all the usual suspects, with good numbers.
Looking forward to my 3rd field trip this week with the Herts Moth Group.

Catch Report - 23/05/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Lime-speck Pug [NFY]
4x White Ermine [NFY]
2x Treble Lines [NFY]
1x Peppered Moth [NFY]
8x Common Swift
1x Scorched Carpet
7x Green Carpet
6x Flame Shoulder
1x Spectacle
7x Red Twin-spot Carpet
13x Rustic Shoulder-knot
3x Latticed Heath
3x Chinese Character
1x Least Black Arches
2x Waved Umber
4x Oak-tree Pug
1x Clouded Drab
1x Brindled Pug
1x Hebrew Character
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Pale Tussock
1x Common Pug
2x Angle Shades
3x Pebble Prominent
1x Muslin Moth
1x Iron Proninent
1x Scalloped Hazel

Micro Moths

2x Syndemis musculana [NFY]
1x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella [NFY]
3x Crambus lathoniellus [NFY]
1x Cnephasia sp. (pending) [NFY]
3x White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella
2x Monopsis weaverella
1x Prays fraxinella
3x Cochylis atricapitana

Bee Moth Aphomia sociella

Chinese Character

Cnephasia sp. gen det pending

Lime-speck Pug

Peppered Moth

Treble Lines

White Ermine

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