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

Friday 17 May 2019

Bramfield Woods recent finds - 13/05/19

A few recent finds from Bramfield woods, with 5 new species added to the site list.
A pleasant walk around in the sunshine yielded many species of moth.

Of note..

Argyresthia conjugella, two fresh examples beaten from Rowan.

Phyllonnorycter lautella, 2 specimens netted flying in the sunshine, common in mine form but scarce to see the adults in the daytime (New to me). 

Hysterophora maculosana, upto 20 specimen flying in the sunshine over Bluebells, several also swept from the foodplant (New to me).

Speckled Yellow, first UK examples with many sighted flying rapidly in sunny glades.

Site list now at 119.

Argyresthia conjugella 2
Bucculatrix albedinella 1
Bucculatrix ulmella 3
Cameraria ohridella 2
Common Carpet 2
Cydia ulicetana 5
Eulia ministrana 1
Glyphipterix simpliciella 3
Gracillaria syringella 1
Hysterophora maculosana 20
Micropterix calthella 15
Nematopogon swammerdamella 5
Parornix sp 1
Phyllonorycter harrisella 1
Phyllonorycter lautella 2
Pyrausta aurata 1
Speckled Yellow 6

Argyresthia conjugella

Argyresthia conjugella

Bucculatrix albedinella

Cydia ulicetana

Gracillaria syringella

Hysterophora maculosana

Hysterophora maculosana - Female

Phyllonorycter lautella

Speckled Yellow

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