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

Tuesday 24 September 2013

'Large' moths all round

Following on from the previous night, there was quite a few Large Yellow Underwings which were undoubtedly re-captures, 2 lovely Large Ranunculus which were different from my first specimen of the year that I had last week, and then I found a magnificent Large Thorn.
Very pleased to see this again and in such good condition, as last years one was mangled and dead.  

The moth is virtually non-existent in the West of the County and is regular but not common in the East.
My previous records of this stunning moth are as follows 

11/09/2008 - Hatfield Broad Oak - Essex
22/09/2009 - Hatfield Broad Oak - Essex
30/09/2012 - Stevenage - Hertfordshire

I have only listed the extras that I recorded this morning that weren't present the previous night.

1x Large Thorn [NFY]
1x Brindled Green [NFY]
1x Frosted Orange
2x Large Ranunculus

Large Thorn

Frosted Orange & Brindled Green

Large Ranunculus

A better pic of Vestal from previous night

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