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 18 September 2022

A few nights off, but surprises still lurk amidst the cooler nights

I've had a few nights off recently, mainly due to the cold nights we've had.
On Thursday night, it got down to just over 4 degrees in my garden, last night wasn't much better at just under 6 degrees, but I tried anyway.
I'm glad I did, because although there were only 7 moths in and the trap, two were newbies for 2022!
A perfectly conditioned, delicately drab Deep-brown Dart & a rather smart Autumnal Rustic.
Both featured here last Autumn, with just 1 record of the former, and 4 records of the latter.
No matter how hard mothing is, it is always nice to turn that last egg tray over to reveal a nice fresh new species for the year.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 635 species

17/09/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap 
Macro Moths

Autumnal Rustic 1 [NFY]
Deep-brown Dart 1 [NFY]
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
Flounced Rustic 1
Large Yellow Underwing 1
Willow Beauty 1

Micro Moths

There were none!
Autumnal Rustic

Deep-brown Dart


No comments:

Post a Comment