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 19 June 2013

A few from last night out in the Woods

53 species from an undisclosed site last night, and not a huge amount to write home about, but I did get my second ever Triaxomera parasitella.

Macro Moths

1x Marbled Minor
5x Large Nutmeg
1x Silver-Y
1x Scorched Wing
1x Maiden's Blush
1x Buff Ermine
1x Green Silver-lines
2x Comon Carpet
1x Clouded Border
2x White Ermine
2x Rivulet
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Pale Prominent
1x Orange Footman
1x Angle Shades
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Poplar Grey
2x Flame Shoulder
1x Clouded-bordered Brindle
2x Common White Wave
3x Straw Dot
1x Sandy Carpet
10x Pale Tussock
3x Scorched Carpet
5x Silver-ground Carpet
3x Common Pug
1x Grey Pug
12x Common Swift
15x Green Carpet
17x Light Emerald
4x Common Marbled Carpet
3x Pale Oak Beauty
1x Iron Prominent
1x Clouded Silver

Micro Moths

1x Cydia pomonella
2x Agapeta hamana
4x Hedya pruniana
1x Epiblema cynosbatella
1x Eurrhypara hortulata
1x Evergestis forficalis
1x Parornix sp
12x Elophila nymphaeata
1x Nemapogon cloacella
2x Cnephasia sp
14x Plutella xylostella
3x Crambus lathoniellus
1x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1x Monopis weaverella
1x Epiblema trimaculana
1x Triaxomera parasitella
1x Prays fraxinella
Stenoptilia pterodactyla

1x Cochylimorpha straminea

Cochylimorpha straminea

Water Scorpion

Stenoptilia pterodactyla

Elophila nymphaeata

Prays fraxinella

Triaxomera parasitella

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