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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Sunday 22 September 2013

Pishiobury Park - 21/09/13

I joined the Herts Moth Group at this park on the East side of Herts for a trapping blitz across the park. We set up lots of lights, some low down and others near the ridge line, also some actinics were positioned near the river on the far East of the site.
As we arrived at 6.30pm it was warm and muggy and it had stopped drizzling (which it had done all morning and was not forecast to my knowledge) In keeping with the cock-up of forecasting, the sky cleared with a bright moon and the breeze picked up at about 10pm (forecast said cloudy and still) But the temperature did hold up and we got a few moths, but nothing to get excited about.

A full list will be added in due course.

Best moth for me was a couple of stunning Pink-barred Sallow, a moth I never saw last year but 2011 was a good year for them as I recorded 21 that year from 23rd of September til the 03rd of October, with a high count of 6 on the 28th from my parents farm, so I hope I do get one in the garden....there is still time.

Pink-barred Sallow

Acleris emargana

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