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

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Thursday 19 May 2016

Cauchas rufimitrella

Every day I have been checking the patch of Daisies in the garden that I have let grow in preparation for the beautiful and dainty little longhorn moths, Cauchas rufimitrella.
They were pretty much right on que, with my first records for the year 2014 on the 15th of May and my 2015 records on the 17th of May...so strangely all one day apart for the last three years.

They typically like sunshine and today there really wasn't much apart from some hazy stuff when I got home from work, this seemed to be enough to encourage a small gathering on a patch of Daisies.

4 moths were observed at once, maybe they have just started today, but I have seen well over 15 dancing around the same small patch of Daisies in previous years.

To give you an idea of how small these moths are, they were posing perfectly on Daisy heads.

They are moth species no.59 for the year in my garden.

Cauchas rufimitrella

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