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

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Catch Report - 30/05/12 - Back Garden/Farmland

Another very pleasing catch and some new species for the year.
Most notable was a lovely migrant White-point and the micro
Lathronympha strigana, which is a new one for me.
The weather was again mild but very changeable with scattered showers.

Catch Report - Braughing 30/05/12 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x White-point [NFY]
1x Middle-barred Minor [NFY]
2x Ingrailed Clay [NFY]
1x Small Square-spot [NFY]

3x Buff-tip
6x White Ermine
28x Treble Lines
18x Rustic Shoulder-knot
4x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2 Poplar Hawk-moth
3x Nutmeg
9x Green Carpet
1x Common Carpet
1x Peppered Moth
35x Common Swift
3x Common Pug
2x Spruce Carpet
2x Brimstone Moth
1x Grey Pug
1x Heart & Dart
2x Brown Rustic
1x Lime-speck Pug
1x Cinnabar
13x Silver-Y
1x Spectacle
5x Angle Shades
4x Flame Shoulder
1x Red-green Carpet
2x Pale Oak Beauty
1x Latticed Heath
1x Small Waved Umber
1x Silver-ground Carpet
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro Moths

1x Lathronympha strigana [NEW!]

2x Epiblema cynosbatella
1x Syndemis musculana
6x Celypha lacunana
2x Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis
4x Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella
4x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
1x Crambus lathoniellus


Ingrailed Clay

Middle-barred Minor

Small Square-spot

Grey Pug

Lathronympha strigana


  1. Ben,

    Going by the orange frons, is your Eucosma not Lathronympha strigana?


  2. Hi Dave, yep had an email from my CR to say it's that too, thanks for helping :)