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 26 June 2013

Last night in Woodland

Another trip to undisclosed woodland last night, did not yield a great deal. On arrival and after a cloudy day....the sky inevitably
cleared and at half past midnight the moths had stopped altogether and the temperature had dropped to 7 degrees with a bright moon!

25/06/13 - 1x 125w MV Robinson, 1x 160w MBT Trap and 1x 80w Actinic Trap - 9.45pm til 1.00am

Macro Moths

1x Angle Shades
1x Brimstone Moth
2x Brown Rustic
2x Buff Ermine
1x Clouded Border
1x Clouded Silver
3x Common Carpet
1x Common Marbled Carpet
5x Common Swift
1x Common Wave
3x Common White Wave
1x Fern
10x Green Carpet
2x Ingrailed Clay
3x Light Emerald
1x Lime Hawk-moth
1x Maple Prominent
1x Marbled Minor
5x Pale Oak Beauty
1x Pale Tussock
1x Privet Hawk-moth
1x Rivulet
1x Scorched Wing
2x Setaceous Hebrew Character
10x Silver-ground Carpet

Micro Moths

3x Celypha lacunana
1x Tinea semifulvella
1x Nematopogon swammerdamella
4x Hedya pruniana
2x Udea olivalis
2x Epiblema cynosbatella
1x Eurrhypara hortulata
1x Triaxomera parasitella

Tinea semifulvella

Pale Tussock - Female

Maple Prominent

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