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

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Recent Colephora Gen Dets

I recently got back results from 3 Colephora species taken in my garden during July.

Coleophora binderella - Female - 05/07/19 (7th County record and only the 4th modern record (post 2000).

Coleophora saturatella - Male - 12/07/19 (3rd County record and only the 2nd modern record), the most interesting of the trio, the fact that it's asociated with Broom and there is none to my knowledge nearby, must have been blown in.

Coleophora glaucicolella - Female - 27/07/19 (Fairly Common).

This makes 11 confirmed Coleophora species so far from my garden, fairlly low, but I only started getting them checked last year by Graeme Smith.
Any likely contenders for different species will be retained in the future.

Thanks once again for Graeme's swift dissections.

link below for info


Coleophora binderella

Coleophora glaucicolella

Coleophora binderella

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