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

Monday 7 June 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Friday night

Way behind on catch reports so here goes!
Another cracking night with a new for garden species of micro a Homoeosoma sinuella, which was a good size and quite pretty in it's brown and tan ways!
It's always nice to see a Poplar Grey aswell, a Moth which is even prettier in caterpillar form.


Homoeosoma sinuella

Poplar Grey

Treble Lines

Scorched Wing

Crambus lathoniellus

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 04/06/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Poplar Grey [NFY]
1x Turnip Moth [NFY]

1x Treble Lines [NFY]

1x Scorched Wing [NFY]

1x Brown Rustic
2x Privet Hawk-moth

4x Brimstone Moth

1x Cinnabar
3x Pale Tussock

3x Shuttle-shaped Dart

2x Buff-tip

1x Garden Carpet

6x Common Pug
2x Small Waved Umber
5x Mottled Pug

3x White Ermine

1x Bright-line Brown-eye

4x Buff Ermine

13x Common Swift

4x Large Nutmeg

1x Rustic Shoulder-knot

18x Heart & Dart

1x Marbled Minor

4x Scalloped Hazel

Micro Moths

1x Homoeosoma sinuella [NFG]
2x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana [NFY]

1x Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata [NFY]

5x Crambus lathoniellus

8x Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana

2x Epiblema cynosbatella

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