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.
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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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Saturday 25 July 2009

Thorndon Country Park - Monday 20th July 2009 (Micro Moths)

Well i've finally got round to sorting out the Micro Moths that featured in our catch last week.

The best of the bunch for the Micro's was a Psoricoptera gibbosella, apparently last seen at
Hatfield Forest in 1992!
Species listed but no counts.

Psoricoptera gibbosella

Epinotia brunnichana

Trachycera advenella

Dioryctria sp.

Cydia splendana

Apotomis betuletana

Eudemis profundana

Dioryctria sp.

Psoricoptera gibbosella

Epinotia brunnichana
Trachycera advenella

Apotomis betuletana

Agriphila tristella

Eudemis profundana
Cydia splendana

Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana
Ypsolopha sequella
Carcina quercana (Common)
Agapeta hamana
Pandemis cerasana
Cnephasia sp.
Acleris forsskaleana
Celypha striana
Epinotia bilunana
Epiblema uddmanniana
Eucosma cana
Crambus lathoniellus
Eudonia mercurella
Endotricha flammealis
Pterophorus pentadactyla
Small Magpie

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ben! Have a great holiday. Interesting mixture of destinations. Hope they are full of moths.
    When you're back, if you have time, I'd be v interested if you can identify the dead moth which came with me to London, mentioned on my blog. Not to worry if not, but I am in awe of your powers of moth recognition.
    Warm wishes, Martin