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 17 June 2011

Catch Report - 16/06/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Had another go last night for some more moths, not much about so little to report, most likely due to how cool and wet it has been
Did get Bright-line Brown-eye, Blood-vein and Phtheochroa rugosana, which were all new for the year.
Yesterday's Triple-spotted Clay was also confirmed by my County Recorder and has now been set, ready for the cabinet.

Catch Report - 16/06/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Farmland/back garden

Macro Moths

1x Bright-line Brown-eye [NFY]
1x Blood-vein [NFY]
2x Mottled Beauty
20x Heart & Dart
3x Brown Rustic
4x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Elephant Hawk-moth
1x Privet Hawk-moth
1x Angle Shades
1x Marbled Minor
3x Nutmeg
2x Buff Ermine
2x Flame
3x Turnip Moth
9x Common Footman
1x Buff-tip
2x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
7x Uncertain
1x Light Arches
1x Heart & Club
1x Large Nutmeg
1x Common Wainscot
2x Dark Arches
1x Barred Straw
2x Mottled Rustic
1x Flame Shoulder

Micro Moths

1x Phtheochroa rugosana [NFY]
2x Udea olivalis
2x Blastobasis laticolella
1x Scoparia ambigualis
2x Celypha striana
2x Chrysoteuchia culmella
2x Hedya pruniana

Phtheochroa rugosana

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