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 16 July 2011

Field Trip - Parndon Wood - 12/07/11

Another trip to Parndon Wood, a cooler night with very little of interest, probably the most surprising was 9 Poplar Hawk-moths, also of note were 1x Eyed Hawk-moth 1x Waved Black and 13 September Thorn's, other than that a pretty modest and expected catch of moths.
Brachmia blandella was a new species of micro moth for the site.

Catch Report - 09/07/11 - 2x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

4x Black Arches
6x Buff-tip

12x Common Footman
3x Dark Arches
2x Dot Moth

2x Double Square-spot
1x Drinker
9x Dun-bar

3x Dwarf Cream Wave

2x Early Thorn

1x Eyed Hawk-moth [NFY]
1x Flame Shoulder
1x Light Emerald
9x Poplar Hawk-moth
7x Riband Wave
1x Rustic

2x Scalloped Oak

4x Scarce Footman

13x September Thorn

1x Single-dotted Wave

2x Slender Brindle
4x Small Fan-footed Wave

3x Smoky Wainscot

2x Snout

10x Uncertain

1x Waved Black

4x Yellow-tail

Eyed Hawk-moth

Micro Moths

2x Brachmia blandella [NEW!]
22x Conobathra repandana
5x Dipleurina lacustrata
5x Endotricha flammealis

Chrysoteuchia culmella
1x Eudonia pallida
5x Cnephasia sp
3x Eucosma cana
2x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
3x Celypha lacunana
1x Epagoge grotiana
4x Carcina quercana
2x Epinotia brunnichana
2x Variegated Golden Tortrix Archips xylosteana
1x Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana
4x Bramble Shoot Moth Epiblema uddmanniana
1x Orthopygia glaucinalis
2x Acleris forsskaleana
2x Metzneria lappella
Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella
2x Aleimma loeflingiana
2x Eudemis profundana
1x Crambus pascuella
1x Scoparia ambigualis

Brachmia blandella

Conobathra repandana

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