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

Saturday 30 July 2011

Catch Report - 29/07/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Cooler last night with a dramatic drop to 8c this morning at 5am! so again a very sparse catch but included a few nice species, I will not get despondant, as the trap will go out again tonight...just in case!

The Micro Moth Eucosma hohenwartiana was a new one for me, which on first inspection resembled Eucosma cana, and Codling Moth Cydia pomonella was new for the year.

Catch Report - 29/07/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Farmland/back garden

Macro Moths

6x Brimstone Moth
2x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Buff Arches
1x Buff Footman
5x Clay

2x Cloaked Minor
2x Common Carpet
17x Common Footman
2x Common Rustic
11x Dark Arches
3x Dingy Footman

2x Double Square-spot
1x Drinker
5x Dun-bar
2x Dusky Sallow
5x Dwarf Cream Wave
2x Flame Shoulder
1x Heart & Club
5x Heart & Dart
3x July Highflyer
2x Large Twin-spot Carpet
4x Large Yellow Underwing
12x Latticed Heath
1x Least Carpet
5x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
2x Lesser Yellow Underwing
1x Lime-speck Pug
2x Maple Pug
2x Middle-barred Minor
1x Mottled Rustic
2x Nutmeg
3x Pebble Prominent
1x Peppered Moth
1x Pine Hawk-moth
3x Red Twin-spot Carpet
4x Riband Wave
3x Ruby Tiger
1x Rustic
2x Scalloped Oak
4x Scarce Footman
3x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Silver-Y
2x Single-dotted Wave
1x Smsall Emerald
5x Small Fan-footed Wave

1x Small Scallop
1x Small Waved Umber
2x Smoky Wainscot
1x Snout
1x Spectacle
1x Straw Underwing [NFY]
12x Uncertain
1x Willow Beauty
1x Yellow-tail

Straw Underwing

Buff Footman

Cloaked Minor

Dwarf Cream Wave

Small Emerald


Micro Moths

1x Eucosma hohenwartiana [NEW!]
1x Codling Moth Cydia pomonella [NFY]
Cnephasia sp.
1x Scoparia subfusca
1x Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis
1x Brachmia blandella
1x Ringed China-mark
Parapoynx stratiotata
5x Diamond-back Moth
Plutella xylostella
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Platyptilia pallidactyla
1x Tinea trinotella
1x Monochroa palustrella
1x Udea prunalis
3x Brown House-moth
Hofmannophila pseudospretella
6x Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
2x Endotricha flammealis
3x Agapeta hamana
1x Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana
1x Scoparia ambigualis
1x Cochylis atricapitana
Chrysoteuchia culmella
1x Celypha striana
1x Celypha rosaceana
Phycita roborella
Celypha lacunana
2x Batia unitella

1x Dipleurina lacustrata
Crambus perlella
2x Eucosma cana

Eucosma hohenwartiana

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