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

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Recent stirrings

Yesterday we had a slightly milder day of around 8 degrees by 6pm, in fact by 10pm it was warmer than lunchtime.
And so the trap was setup in vain hope of attracting some moths.

By 7pm I had my first moth, a pristine Pale Brindled Beauty. The second moth in was a Chestnut that hit me on the back as I was taking some rubbish out at 10pm and that was it until 7am this morning when I switched the trap off.
Not too bad for my garden in hindsight but not setting the moth world alight just yet!

I will try again tonight as it supposed to be warmer but unfortunately windier.


Macro Moths

1x Chestnut [NFY]
1x Pale Brindled Beauty [NFY]

Pale Brindled Beauty


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