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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Thursday 17 September 2015

Latest catch

Hello reader's
On Monday night I set the trap up again expecting to see something new for the year, maybe just maybe...
The prediction was right and I was blessed with year firsts of both Frosted Orange and Acleris rhombana.
The catch was slightly better than I expected possibly due to a cloudy and slightly warmer (and a bit wet) night, but the increase was mainly the usual shades of dark brown this time of year.

Another hint of migration with another Udea ferrugalis, Silver-Y and Turnip Moth.

Catch Report -  14/09/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Frosted Orange [NFY]
1x Silver-Y
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Garden Carpet
1x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Turnip Moth
1x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
4x Square-spot Rustic
10x Lesser Yellow Underwing
5x Setaceous Hebrew Character
6x Vine's Rustic
1x Copper Underwing
1x Common Wainscot
17x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Brimstone Moth
2x Light Emerald
1x Snout

Micro Moths

1x Acleris rhombana [NFY]
1x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Udea ferrugalis
1x Blastobasis lacticolella

Acleris rhombana

Frosted Orange

Udea ferrugalis

1 comment:

  1. I'm pleased someone could get a photo of a ferrugalis, I've had two Houdini's to date. Like the rhombana tho, I've only ever recorded it once