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

Sunday 7 August 2016

France Trip - Las Descargues - 27/06/16 to 01/07/16 - Part Two - Micro's

Yes it has taken this long to sort the Micro's out...still there are species to confirm but we are 98% there now and with 164 species I now provide a list of the Micro Moth's we caught during our 5 night stay at Las Descargues.
Some really unusual moths, some commonly found in our Country and others considered as rare or possible migrants.

Again species in red are completely new to me (And there were a few!)

More photos can be found on my Flickr page 

Acleris forsskaleana
Acleris notana
Acleris sparsana
Acleris variegana
Acompsia cinerella
Acompsia tripunctella
Acrobasis marmorea
Acrobasis sodalella
Acrobasis suavella
Adaina microdactyla
Adela australis
Adela croesella
Aethes rutilana
Agapeta zoegana
Agonopterix arenella
Agonopterix assimilella
Agonopterix kaekeritziana
Agrotera nemoralis
Aleimma loeflingiana
Alucita hexadactyla
Anacampsis timidella
Anania crocealis
Anania hortulata
Anania verbascalis
Anarsia spartiella
Ancylis achatana
Ancylis obtusana
Aphelia paleana
Aphomia sociella
Archips crataegana
Archips oporana
Archips podana
Archips rosana
Archips xylosteana
Argolamprotes micella
Argyresthia albistria
Argyresthia conjugella
Argyresthia pruniella
Batia lambdella
Batia lunaris
Bijugis bombycella
Blastobasis glandulella
Brachmia blandella
Bryotropha affinis
Bryotropha domestica
Carcina quercana
Catoptria falsella
Catoptria permutatellus
Catoptria verellus
Celypha aurofasciana
Celypha cespitana
Celypha lacunana
Celypha striana
Chrysocrambus craterella
Chrysocrambus linetella
Chrysoteuchia culmella
Clepsis consimilana
Clepsis rurinana
Cnephasia sp
Coleoptera mayrella
Crambus lathoniellus
Crambus pascuella
Crassa unitella
Cydalima perspectalis
Cydia fagiglandana
Cydia pomonella
Cydia splendana
Delplanqueia dilutella
Depressaria pulcherrimella
Dialectia scalariella
Diasemia reticularis
Dichomeris alacella
Dichomeris derasella
Dichomeris marginella
Dichrorampha petiverella
Digitivalva pulicariae
Dioryctria abietella
Dioryctria sylvestrella
Ditula angustiorana
Dolicharthria punctalis
Elegia similella
Elophila nymphaeata
Emmetia marginea
Endotricha flammealis
Epagoge grotiana
Ephestia sp
Epiblema uddmanniana
Epinotia tenerana
Eudonia delunella
Eudonia lacustrata
Eudonia mercurella
Euzophora pinguis
Gelechia muscosella
Glyphipterix thrasonella
Gypsonoma dealbana
Gypsonoma sociana
Harpella forficella
Hedya nubiferana
Hedya ochroleucana
Hofmannophila pseudospretella
Hypochalcia ahenella
Hypsopygia costalis
Hypsopygia glaucinalis
Infurcitinea atrifasciella
Khorassania compositella
Lathronympha strigana
Lozotaenia forsterana
Lozotaeniodes formosana
Mecyna asinalis
Metalampra italica
Micropterix aglaella
Micropterix aruncella
Micropterix schaefferi
Monopis obviella
Morophaga choragella
Myelois circumvoluta
Nemapogon clematella
Oegoconia sp
Oncocera semirubella
Opostega salaciella
Ostrinia nubilalis
Pammene fasciana
Pandemis cerasana
Pandemis heparana
Parachronistis albiceps
Parahyponomeuta egregiella
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella
Paratalanta hyalinalis
Pediasia contaminella
Pelochrista caecimaculana
Pempelia formosa
Pempelia palumbella
Phycita roborella
Phycitodes binaevella
Pleuroptya ruralis
Pleurota pyropella
Plutella xylostella
Prays fraxinella
Pseudotelphusa scalella
Ptycholomoides aeriferanus
Pyrausta aurata
Pyrausta cingulata
Pyrausta despicta
Pyrausta purpuralis
Sciota rhenella
Scoparia ambigualis
Scoparia basistrigalis
Scoparia pyralella
Scythris scopolella
Scythropia crataegella
Spilonota ocellana
Syncopacma sp
Teleiodes luculella
Thisanotia chrysonuchella
Tinea pellionella
Tinea trinotella
Tortrix viridana
Triaxomera parasitella
Udea ferrugalis
Yponomeuta evonymella
Yponomeuta irrorella
Yponomeuta sedella
Ypsolopha parenthesella
Zeiraphera isertana

Khorassania compositella

Aethes rutilana

Celypha aurofasciana

Clepsis rurana

Dialectia scalariella

Adela australis

Acrobasis sodalella

Diasemia reticularis

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