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 30 September 2018

Garden Catch 14/07/18 - Funny little moth

Another stunner of a catch as we approach mid-July with 7 moths added to the ever growing year-list.

What was made more spectacular was the garden first oddity that is Stathmopoda pedella, a moth I found a few day before whilst out walking in good numbers.
To add it to the garden list was great.
It certainly is an odd moth though, walking around on its elbows with projections from its legs and the only moth from the genus stathmopodidae represented here in the UK.

Both Gelechia senticetella and Fen Wainscot were second records for the garden.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 367.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 14/07/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Copper Underwing
Fen Wainscot

Micro Moths

Stathmopoda pedella [NFG]
Bucculatrix nigricomella
Cochylis atricapitana
Gelechia senticetella
Pammene aurita

Bucculatrix nigricomella

Cochylis atricapitana

Fen Wainscot

Gelechia senticetella

Pammene aurita

Stathmopoda pedella

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