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

Thursday 13 May 2021

Moths at work - 11/05/21

Another trapping effort at where I work, yielded another nice variety of moths. Best were Light Brocade and Ochreous Pug, the latter unsurprising owing to the amount of coniferous trees in the vicinity.

A lunchtime walk also yielded 5 species in half an hour with the pick, a stunningly fresh Roeslerstammia erxlebella which, up until now appears pretty much absent from the East of Herts, so it was nice to put a dot in the tetrad for it.

Still fairly low numbers of moths recently which is a bit worrying.

11/05/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Dwarf Pug 1
Light Brocade 1
Ochreous Pug 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1

Micro Moths

Emmelina monodactyla 1
12/05/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - Daytime
Micro Moths
Adela reamurella 2
Esperia sulphurella 2
Roeslerstammia erxlebella 1
Glyphipterix fuscoviridella 1
Nematopogon swammerdamella 10 

Dwarf Pug

Esperia sulphurella

Glyphipterix fuscoviridella

Light Brocade

Ochreous Pug

Roeslerstammia erxlebella

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