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

Monday 28 June 2010

Ghostly happenings

This time of year Ghost Moth or Ghost Swifts are on the wing, the males can be regularly seen 'lekking' or attracting a female in plain English!
Their dance is quite enigmatic, bouncing up and down for upto an hour after dusk.

The Male gives to the name 'Ghost Moth' as he is pure white, almost translucent, whereas the Female is yellow marked with orange, both very colourful in their own way.

Last night I was blessed with my first Female to the trap (apparently they are less frequent at light) generally they are less frequent altogether in my Garden as i've only recorded one Male this year so far aswell.

Here they are for your viewing pleasure.

Ghost Moth - Male (Ghostly eh!)

Ghost Moth - Female (Could be a different species!)

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