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 25 May 2015

Day-flying bonanza on a single patch of Daisies

Hello all.
Today in the garden whilst having a trim and a de-weed I noticed that a small patch of around 12 Daisies were out in full bloom in the middle of the lawn.
On closer inspection I counted two Adela rufimitrella's feeding from them and so these 'weeds' suddenly evaded my clippers....so I continued to weed around the edges and I thought, I wonder if they are still there.
They were indeed and now accompanied by up to 12 other individuals, they were dancing around this small patch of Daisies, courting and eventually mating! It was fascinating to watch that I had to try a bit of dodgy filming.

Naturally I didn't have the heart to mow the lawn!

That's not all, on two more Daisies I found the a new moth for the garden, well two Glyphipterix simpliciella's sitting there merrily and nectaring away.

Hoping to run the trap tonight.

Daytime - 25/05/15

2x Glyphipterix simpliciella [NFG]
14x Adela rufimitrella

Adela rufimitrella

Glyphipterix simpliciella

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