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 22 May 2022

Catch report - 20/05/22 - back garden

Another effort on Friday night, again it was just warm enough for a bit more moth activity. Numbers dipped once more as we have lost the humidity.
When it's less humid and cooler, the micros always take a hit, Friday night was no exception!

Two species were added to the garden list, both Geometrids. The beautiful vibrant green, Green Pug and the delicate Small Dusty Wave.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 232 species

20/05/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Green Pug 1 [NFG]
Small Dusty Wave 1 [NFY]
Alder Moth 3
Buff-tip 1
Common Swift 2
Garden Caarpet 1
Heart & Dart 1
Large Nutmeg 2
Marbled Minor sp 4
Muslin Moth 1
Pale Tussock 2
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
Vine's Rustic 1
Willow Beauty 3
Yellow-barred Brindle 3
Micro Moths
Epiphyas postvittana 4
Plutella xylostella 1 
Green Pug

Small Dusty Wave


No comments:

Post a Comment