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

Sunday 12 June 2016

Garden Trapping - 08/06/16

Again i'm playing catch-up with my catch reports being a few days behind now already mainly because of a busy week field-tripping and with each one getting better and better each time, it is taking longer to write up!

The garden catches have been minimalistic to say the least but with a continuation of different species every time I run the trap it has certainly been worth the effort.

The weather has been pretty much perfect lately, although as I type the rain has started and looks like it is here to stay for awhile.
As long as it stays mild I don't mind!

Catch Report - 08/06/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brown Rustic [NFY] 
1x Light Brocade [NFY]
2x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Flame Shoulder 
1x Marbled Minor
1x Common Swift
1x Spectacle 
1x Large Nutmeg
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
13x Heart & Dart
1x Cabbage Moth
5x Rustic Shoulder-knot
3x Ingrailed Clay

Micro Moths

1x Celypha striana [NFY]
1x Hedya pruniana [NFY] 
1x Eudonia lacustrata [NFY]
1x Hofmannophila pseudospretella
1x Celypha lacunana 
1x Mompha subbistrigella
4x Plutella xylostella

Brown Rustic

Eudonia lacustrata

Ingrailed Clay

No comments:

Post a Comment