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

Friday 26 June 2009

Thorndon Park (Essex) - Wednesday 24th June 2009 [PART 2]

Conobathra repandana

Phycita roborella

Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata

Eucosma cana

Epinotia demarniana

Lozotaeniodes formosanus

Variegated Golden Tortrix Archips xylosteana

Well here is part two of the field trip on Wednesday, this covers all the micro's that I recorded.
Highlight was a Nationally Scarce Tortricidae Epinotia demarniana.

Variegated Golden Tortrix Archips xylosteana (Abundant)
Lozotaeniodes formosanus
Epinotia demarniana
Eucosma cana
Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata
Phycita roborella
Conobathra repandana
Agapeta hamana
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana (Common)
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana
Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Cyclamen Tortrix Clepsis spectrana
Lozotaenia forsterana

Aleimma loeflingiana
Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana (Abundant)
Celypha lacunana
Epinotia bilunana

Crambus pascuella (Common)
Crambus lathoniellus
Dipleurina lacustrata
Udea olivalis
Emmelina monodactyla
White Plume Moth Pterophorus pentadactyla

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