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

Friday 12 July 2013

The warm weather continues

Most of the same stuff last night with just a few new for the garden, but I am happy with my steady progress and I have been lucky with some species that I have seen in my first year of my garden, namely recent moths such as Red-necked Footman, Barred Red and Lobster Moth.
An Engrailed was a surprise, the first of the second brood.

Catch Report - 11/07/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x Buff Ermine

2x Dwarf Cream Wave
2x Ingrailed Clay
1x Willow Beauty
2x Double Square-spot
22x Uncertain
3x Peppered Moth
5x Bright-line Brown-eye
3x Pale Mottled Willow
3x Brown Rustic
2x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Common White Wave

11x Heart & Dart
5x Heart & Club
1x Double-striped Pug
5x Common Footman
1x Turnip Moth
1x Engrailed
2x Single-dotted Wave
1x Barred Yellow
1x Garden Carpet
2x Buff Arches

2x Snout
2x Light Arches
6x Mottled Beauty
3x Marbled Minor
1x Flame Shoulder

1x Riband Wave
2x Ghost Moth
1x Beautiful Golden-Y

7x Mottled Rustic
1x Light Emerald

5x Dot Moth
16x Dark Arches
2x Green Silver-lines
1x Large Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

1x Coleophora mayrella [NFG] 
1x Cnephasia sp [NFY]
2x Crambus lathoniellus
2x Archips podana
2x Dipleurina lacustrata
1x Pterophorus pentadactyla
1x Epiblema uddmanniana
3x Celypha lacunana
1x Udea olivalis
2x Udea prunalis

10x Tortrix viridana
1x Plutella xylostella
3x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Pandemis cerasana
5x Celypha striana
1x Eucosma cana

7x Aleimma loeflingiana
1x Eurrhypara hortulata
1x Acleris schalleriana

Cnephasia sp

Coleophora mayrella

Single-dotted Wave

Acleris schalleriana

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