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.
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Thanks for looking and happy Mothing!


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Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

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Thursday 12 May 2022

Works trap - 09/05/22

On Monday night I ran my mini actinic trap at work as it was an exceptionally mild night (as per my previous post)
But despite this, there was relatively few moths in and around the trap.
I never seem to get massive numbers in the cemetery, maybe it's the 20w Wemlites? I think i'll try my MV trap there at some point on another warm night.
A Dichrorampha was retained for dissection.
I'm running it again tonight just to see whats about.

Below is the list, nice to see some different species.

09/05/22 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Hertfordshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Brimstone Moth 1
Cinnabar 1
Coronet 2
Foxglove Pug 1
Grey-pine Carpet 2
Ochreous Pug 4
Pale Mottled Willow 6
Pebble Hook-tip 1
Treble Lines 2
Turnip Moth 2

Micro Moths

Aspilapteryx tringipennella 1
Bucculatrix nigricomella 2
Cydia pomonella 1
Dichrorampha sp 1
Elachista argentella 1
Endrosis sarcitrella 1
Mompha subbistrigella 1
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
Cydia pomonella

Dichrorampha sp

Foxglove Pug

Ochreous Pug

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana


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