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

Thursday 14 June 2012

Catch Report - 12/06/12 - Back Garden/Farmland

Having seen a change in the weather again, trapping was once again on the cards, with a nice mild and sunny with little cloud during the day, the night looked to be good. But he catch was alot lower than expected for this time of year with just two new for year's and a minimum temperature of just 6c!
Catch Report - Braughing 12/06/12 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Burnished Brass [NFY]
1x Large Yellow Underwing [NFY]
4x Brown Rustic
30x Common Swift
1x Green Carpet
1x Grey Pug
2x Ingrailed Clay  
2x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Silver-ground Carpet
1x Nutmeg
6x Rustic Shoulder-knot
2x Spectacle
1x Turnip Moth

Micro Moths

1x Crambus lathoniellus
1x Cochylis atricapitana
1x Cnephasia sp.
1x Aethes smeathmanniana

Burnished Brass

Ingrailed Clays

Large Yellow Underwing

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