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

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Garden Trap - 09-10-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

As trapping slows up for the year, I still feel a few attempts here and there might be worth it. Nothing ground-breaking last night but did get two new garden ticks, with 2 Black Rustic's and 3 Yellow-line Quaker's.
I also tried my other trap just for a change. 
Almost missed a Satellite! new for the garden aswell.

Catch Report -09-10-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x Black Rustic [NFG]
3x Yellow-line Quaker [NFG]
1x Satellite [NFG]
1x Large Ranunculus 
2x Green-brindled Crescent
1x Angle Shades
2x Barred Sallow 
1x Common Marbled Carpet 
4x Chestnut
2x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Lunar Underwing
1x Vine's Rustic
2x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing
Micro Moths


2x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 
1x Emmelina monodactyla

Yellow-line Quaker (both forms)

No comments:

Post a Comment