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

Tuesday 2 September 2014

More bits from Croatia - 16th-30th August 2014

Just a few more pictures from our honeymoon.

Also a brief list of the moths I saw during the two weeks I explored.

Thats all for now as time is limited.

Next catch report will be from my garden from yesterday night, quite a few moths were in the trap, though mostly Large Yellow Underwing and Square-spot Rustics!

1x Vestal
1x Loxostege sticticalis
200+ Nomophila noctuella
1x Hypsopygia costalis
1x Crombrugghia distans
20+ Humming-bird Hawk-moth
2x Agriphila inquinatella
5x Agriphila geniculea
50+ Silver-Y
2x Celypha lacunana
1x Palpita vitrealis
2x Pyrausta purpuralis
1x Blood-vein
1x Cydia amplana
1x Carnation Tortrix
1x Endotricha flammealis
1x Chinese Character
5+ Cochylis molliculana
1x Eublemma elychrysi
5x Euchromius bella
10+ Four-spotted
1x Golden Twin-spot
1x Great Dart
1x Homoeosoma sinuella
1x Hydriris ornatalis
5x Pale Shoulder
1x Passenger
5x Phycitodes sp
3x Plumed Fan-foot
1x Rusty-dot Pearl
1x Scopula sp
1x Scorched Carpet
1x Small Grass Emerald
5x Spotted Sulphur
2x Strathmopoda sp
1x Trachycera-Acrobasis sp
2x Zygaena sp
1x Uresiphita gilvata
1x Endothenia sp

Agriphila inquinatella

Euchromius bella


Golden Twin-spot

Plumed Fan-foot

Loxostege sticticalis

Hydriris ornatalis

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