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

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Moth drought broken by a chance find new moth

I've now had two, yes two blanks with my MV Robinson Trap so far in May, the conditions have been pretty laughable, with strong cold winds for the first 6 days of May and temperatures getting as low as 2 degrees.
The last 4 nights have all been clear and cold as well but with less wind.

Things hopefully (and I keep saying this) must improve very soon as a warm front pushes into play as of tomorrow.

Today though I had a lovely find...well not so nice if you are a packet of cereal or a bag of dried fruit.

An Indian Meal Moth Plodia interpunctella was found on the ceiling in a care home that I visited today.
It is a first for me and very pleasing for my all time moth list.

Despite the larvae being very destructive and being considered a serious pest in most instances, I couldn't help but notice how pretty it was!

Plodia interpunctella

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