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

Monday 5 October 2015

A brief effort at Pishiobury Park

On Saturday night I joined Colin, Graeme and Steve for a field trip at Pishiobury Park. 16 odd species were observed with individuals really struggling as the fog developed the sky cleared and the temperature plummeted, hands were getting chilly and we ended up packing up rather prematurely.

Best moth of the night for me were three Deep-brown Darts unexpectedly all in the MV trap that was put in the middle of the featureless and foggy field.
Pale Pinion was also nice to see that came to Colin's sheet.

Graeme and Steve have done extensive visits to this site this year and will continue to do so, the most important find so far is many individuals of Acleris sheperdana, hats off to them...if you put the time and effort in you reap the rewards.

Deep-brown Dart

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