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

Monday 3 June 2013

Daytime netting on my parents farm

Had a good hour netting some bits yesterday on my parents farm, a lovely untouched habitat of mainly stinging nettles, thistles, teasles, wild rose and many other wildflowers. The farm has been closed for 7 years now and most of the 10 acres has been left to its own devices, perfect for moths then!

Had some fantastic results with moths literally everywhere you looked and several new butterflies for the year including Brown Argus.

I am looking forward to trapping up there this coming saturday with the moth group, fingers crossed!

1x Monopis weaverella
2x Latticed Heath
1x Cinnabar
1x Chrysoteuchia culmella
10+ Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana
1x Celypha lacunana
1x Syndemis musculana
2x Epiblema cirsiana
15+ Green Carpet
2x Glyphipterix forsterella
1x Endothenia gentianaeana

Epiblema cirsiana

Endothenia gentianaeana

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