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 12 June 2019

Tieing up odds and ends whilst we endure the worst start to Summer.

Very little to report my end.
The last few trap outings have been soggy and messy with just a couple of moths added to the year list.
In fact, i've hardly run my trap since last week it really hasn't been worth it when I have!

A hint of migration last night with 3x Plutella xylostella.

Other than that, it's been really dross and i'm hoping next week after copious amounts of wind and rain, that we will see some lovely fresh emergences.

Below are recent bits and bobs.

Bordered White picture (Missed from the mega Bramfield Woods night on the 1st of June).

The less common form (for me) of the Common Marbled Carpet.

Eudonia pallida found whilst walking through local grassland.

10/06/19 - Scoparia ambigualis 1 [NFY]

10/06/19 - Grey Dagger 1 [NFY] 

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 165.

Common Marbled Carpet

Bordered White

Grey Dagger

Eudonia pallida

Scoparia ambigualis

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