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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Saturday 1 September 2018

Field Trip - 27/06/18 - Home Wood - Bedfordshire

Below is the trip I made to Home Wood at the tail end of June.
It was an incredibl successful and warm night and may good species were observed over the 6 traps that we setup over various parts of the woodland. 

In total, 197 species were recorded with several pening dissections in the Winter.

Best species for me personally were Euspilapteryx auroguttella, both Ethmia dodecea & Ethmia quadrillella, Strophedra nitidana and Gelechia scotinella.
Both of the latter species are new to me. 

Below is the full list.

96 Macro and 101 Micro species recorded

Catch Report - 27/06/18 - Home Wood - 1x 250w Frosted MV Robinson Trap, 3x 125w MV Robinson Trap, 1x twin 20w Wemite Actinic + 1x 40w Actinic & 15w LED corn light

Macro Moths

Barred Red
Barred Straw
Barred Yellow
Beautiful Hook-tip
Blotched Emerald
Blue-bordered Carpet
Brimstone Moth
Brown Rustic
Brown Scallop
Buff Arches
Buff Ermine
Buff Footman
Burnished Brass
Clouded Border
Clouded Brindle
Clouded Silver
Common Emerald
Common Footman
Common Marbled Carpet
Common Swift
Common Wave
Common White Wave
Dark Arches
Dark Umber
Dotted Fan-foot
Double Square-spot
Double-striped Pug
Fan Foot
Flame Carpet
Flame Shoulder
Ghost Moth
Green Pug
Green Silver-lines
Grey Pug
Grey-pine Carpet 
Haworth's Pug
Heart & Club
Heart & Dart
July Highflyer
Large Emerald
Large Nutmeg
Large Twin-spot Carpet
Large Yellow Underwing
Light Arches
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Maiden's Blush
Maple Prominent
Marbled Brown
Marbled Minor
Marbled White-spot
Minor Shoulder-knot
Mottled Beauty
Orange Footman
Pale Mottled Willow
Pale Oak Beauty
Pale Prominent
Peach Blossom
Peppered Moth
Petty Chalk Carpet
Pine Hawk-moth
Poplar Hawk-moth
Riband Wave
Satin Beauty
Satyr Pug
Scarce Footman
Scorched Carpet
Scorched Wing
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Short Cloaked Moth
Silver-ground Carpet
Single-dotted Wave
Small Blood-vein
Small Dotted Buff
Small Fan-footed Wave
Small Yellow Wave
Smoky Wainscot
Spruce Carpet
Straw Dot
Swallow-tailed Moth
Tawny Marbled Minor
Tawny-barred Angle
Treble Brown Spot
White Satin

Micro Moths

Accentria emphemerella
Acleris hastiana
Acleris holmiana
Acleris kochiella
Acleris notana ferrugana
Acleris schalleriana
Acompsia cinerella
Acrobasis consociella
Acrobasis repandana
Agapeta hamana
Agapeta zoegana
Agonopterix liturosa
Aleimma loeflingiana
Anania hortulata
Anania lancealis
Ancylis achatana
Anthophila fabriciana
Aphomia sociella
Archips craetagana
Archips podana
Archips xylosteana
Argyresthia conjugella
Argyresthia pruniella
Batia lunaris
Blastobasis lacticolella
Blastodacna hellerella
Bryotropha terrella
Bryotropha terrella/desertella
Caloptilia stigmatella
Carcina quercana
Carpatolechia fugitivella
Cedestis gysseleniella
Celypha lacunana
Celypha striana
Chrysoteuchia culmella
Clepsis consimiliana
Cnephasia sp
Crambus lathoniellus
Crambus perlella
Crassa unitella
Dioryctria abietella
Ditula angustiorana
Ectoedemia sp
Elachista sp pos gangabella
Elachista sp pos stabilella
Emmetia marginea
Endothenia nigricostana
Endotricha flammealis
Epagoge grotiana
Ephestia sp
Epiblema uddmanniana
Epinotia abbreviana
Epinotia signatana
Epinotia sp
Ethmia dodecea
Ethmia quadrillella
Eucosma cana
Eucosma hohenwartiana
Eudonia lacustrata
Eudonia mercurella
Eudonia pallida
Euspilapteryx auroguttella
Exoteleia dodecella
Gelechia scotinella - pending
Gelechia sororculella
Grapholita funebrana
Gypsonoma dealbana
Gypsonoma sociana
Hedya nubiferana
Hedya ochroleucana
Hedya salicella
Hofmannophila pseudspretella
Homoeosoma sinuella
Hypsopygia glaucinalis
Lathronympha strigana
Mompha propinquella
Notocelia trimaculana
Pammene regiana
Pandemis cerasana
Pandemis heparana
Parachronistis albiceps
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella
Phalonidia manniana
Phycita roborella
Prays fraxinella
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
Pterophorus pentadactyla
Rhopobota naevana
Rhyacionia buoliana
Scoparia ambigualis
Scoparia basistrigalis
Scythropia crataegella
Strophedra nitidana
Syncopacma sp
Tinea semifulvella
Tinea trinotella
Tortrix viridana
Udea olivalis
Yponomeuta evonymella
Ypsolopha parenthesella
Zeiraphera isertana

Ethmia quadrillella

Strophedra nitidana

Scoparia basistrigalis

Minor Shoulder-knot

Hedya ochroleuca

Gelechia scotinella

Exoteleia dodecella

Euspilapteryx auroguttella

Acleris hastiana

Agonopterix liturosa

Archips craetagana

Carpatolechia fugitivella

Cedestis gysseleniella

Ethmia dodecea

Mompha propinquella

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