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

Sunday 21 August 2011

Catch Report - 20/08/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Not a riveting night by any means but a few moths about which wasn't too bad mostly made up by 42x Setaceous Hebrew Character, 22x Flame Shoulder and 14x Latticed Heath. New species for the year included Square-spot Rustic, Agriphila geniculea & Eudonia angustea

Catch Report - 20/08/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Farmland/back garden

Macro Moths

7x Brimstone Moth
1x Burnished Brass

4x Common Rustic
5x Common Wainscot
1x Common Wave
1x Copper Underwing
1x Dark Arches
1x Dusky Thorn
1x Early Thorn

22x Flame Shoulder

3x Flounced Rustic
1x Green Carpet
8x Large Yellow Underwing
14x Latticed Heath
1x Least Carpet
5x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing

5x Light Emerald
2x Orange Swift
2x Riband Wave
1x Rosy Rustic
2x Rustic
42x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart

1x Small Waved Umber
2x Square-spot Rustic [NFY]
2x Square-spotted Clay
1x Straw Dot
2x Straw Underwing
1x Turnip Moth
10x Uncertain
3x Vine's Rustic
1x Willow Beauty

Square-spot Rustic

Setaceous Hebrew Character

Common Rustic

Micro Moths

1x Agriphila geniculea [NFY]
1x Eudonia angustea [NFY]
13x Agriphila tristella

2x Agriphila straminella

1x Emmelina monodactyla
2x Brown House-moth
Hofmannophila pseudospretella
2x Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
1x Agapeta hamana
1x Helcystogramma rufescens
1x Cyclamen Tortrix Clepsis spectrana
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix
Pandemis corylana
Eudonia pallida
Eucosma ombumbratana
Chrysoteuchia culmella
Catoptria falsella
Acrobasis consociella
4x Celypha lacunana
Blastobasis adustella
Crambus perlella

Eudonia angustea

Agriphila geniculea

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