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

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Tuesday 5 June 2012

Catch Report - 29/05/12 - Bayfordbury University Grounds

So far behind with my moth reports so here goes!
This was another trip to the university grounds at Bayfordbury that started well, then got awful as my generator failed then gladly picked up as the static 125w MV picked up some good species and 1 new one for me in the form of Coleophora striatipennella.
A very mild night but quite windy at times.

Catch Report - Bayfordbury University 29/05/12 - 2x 125w MV Robinson Traps
9.45pm to 12am

Macro Moths

1x Turnip Moth [NFY]
1x Pine Hawk-moth [NFY]
1x Grey Pug [NFY]
1x The Fern [NFY]
1x Common Marbled Carpet [NFY]
1x Heart & Dart [NFY]
1x Small Waved Umber
1x Garden Carpet
12x Green Carpet
7x Silver-Y
3x Setaceous Hebrew Character
5x Rustic Shoulder-knot
10x Common Swift
3x Pale Tussock
17x Treble Lines
2x Cinnabar
3x Brimstone Moth
2x Light Emerald
2x Poplar Hawk-moth
3x Flame Shoulder
1x Clouded Border
2x Common Pug
1x Dwarf Pug
4x Light Brocade
1x Common Wave
1x Large Nutmeg
1x Scorched Carpet

Micro Moths

1x Coleophora striatipennella [NEW!]
2x Epiblema trimaculana [NFY]

1x Dichrorampha plumbagana [NFY]
3x Celypha lacunana
4x Crambus lathoniellus
2x Epiblema cynosbatella

Pine Hawk-moth

Common Pug

Grey Pug

Coleophora striatipennella

Epiblema trimaculana

Celypha lacunana

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