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

Sunday 26 February 2017

An unexpected moth haul

To be honest I was over the moon as sad as it sounds for just 4 moths in my trap last night..expecting nothing as it was very windy and quite cool this morning under clear skies.

I got...

1x Common Quaker [NFY]
1x March moth
1x Dotted border
1x Chestnut

Well actually the Common Quaker wasn't easy to identify for one main reason, it looked like it had been through a mangle.
But...with the aid of my specimens of Common Quaker in my cabinet I was able to identify it from underneath.
Another example of how important entomology collections are!

Bedraggled Common Quaker

The underneath was the key

March Moth


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