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 13 September 2014

Brown-spot Pinion heads up the list

Just a quick update on a few moths around the garden this last week.

Brown-spot Pinion was a nice one to get, but there has really been little else, although I have had quite an influx of Plutella xylostella's recently with 12 on the 07th and 6 on the 09th.

Only other new moth all week was a Ypsolopha sylvella.

All quiet on the Eastern front!

Hopefully next week we will get a little more cloud cover at nights.

Catch Report - 07/09/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brown-spot Pinion [NFY]
1x Angle Shades
2x Brimstone Moth
5x Common Wainscot
9x Square-spot Rustic
2x Silver-Y
5x Lesser Yellow Underwing 
4x Willow Beauty
1x Cabbage Moth
1x Orange Swift
1x Flame Shoulder
2x Large Yellow Undewing
1x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
2x Double-striped Pug
1x Light Emerald
1x Oak Hook-tip
1x Engrailed
1x Common Marbled Carpet

Micro Moths

1x Agriphila geniculea
1x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Anthophila fabriciana
12x Plutella xylostella
1x Catoptria falsella

Catch Report - 09/09/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

3x Brimstone Moth
2x Common Wainscot
3x Square-spot Rustic
4x Lesser Yellow Underwing
5x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Willow Beauty
12x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Double-striped Pug
3x Snout
1x Small Dusty Wave

Micro Moths

1x Ypsolopha sylvella [NFY]
1x Celypha lacunana
1x Blastobasis adustella
1x Archips podana
1x Acleris variegana
6x Plutella xylostella

Brown-spot Pinion

Ypsolopha sylvella

Archips podana

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