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 29 April 2022

Work lures produce!

I haven't run my trap recently at work as it really hasn't been worth it yet. That may change next week as night time temperatures could be rising.
But, I have tried some pheremone bucket traps and i've tried a few times over the past week or so with the FUN (Grapholita funebrana) lure with no success.

Yesterday, I popped both FUN and NIG (Pea Moth) out near the garages at work, I checked throughout the day as and when I could. At 2pm at the end of lunch, the traps were still empty.
At home time and just before 4pm I got the traps in and bingo! One moth in each trap, fantastic.
Phyllonorycter blancardella to the NIG lure & Pammene suspectana to the FUN lure.
I also netted a rather worn Elachista apicipunctella in the garden area and disturbed an Angle Shades whilst strimming.

Bishop's Stortford, East Herts, 28/04/22
Angle Shades

Elachista apicipunctella

Pammene suspectana

Phyllonorycter blancardella


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