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 14 March 2015

Two more confirmed records from the CR

Hello all
Today was the Herts moth group meeting, a very enjoyable afternoon was had by all. 
It was great to catch up with people I hadn't seen since August in some instances and I also got back some specimens from Colin Plant.
Most of them were Agonopterix's, being all heracliana
A really well marked Pug turned out to be a Slender Pug from a trip going back to the 12th July 2013 where we visited Roughdown Common.
More interesting was a new species of Eriocrania for me and dare say David, Roger and Steve as well.
A single example of Eriocrania sparrmannella was trapped on our first trip of the year in 2014 to Hay Wood, it seems to be a scarce moth with very few records although some records in the past may have been discounted by not being properly identified.

The pictures of both species are below.

Eriocrania sparrmannella

Slender Pug

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