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 8 June 2013

Bits and bobs from Back garden and Parents farm

Just a quick update, had a walk around the garden and also the farm and found some more new species for the year.
I am struggling with the 2 Mompha species found in my garden, they are probably just Mompha subbistrigella, but one is very colourful for that particular species.

I shall be back up there tonight with the Herts moth group.

06-06-13 - Braughing Farmland - Daytime netting

1x Crambus lathoniellus
2x Silver-ground Carpet
7x Cinnabar
1x Epiblema costipunctana
2x Epiblema cirsiana
10x Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana
1x Mompha epilobiella

07-06-13 - Back garden - Daytime

1x Argyresthia trifasciata [NFG]
2x Mompha sp [NFG]
1x Angle Shades

Epiblema costipunctana

Epiblema costipunctana

Mompha epilobiella

Argyresthia trifasciata

Mompha sp

Mompha sp 2


  1. The Mompha species look like "subbistrigella", but then again "sturnipennella" is very similar

  2. Thanks Trent, I think they are both well-marked subbistrigella's