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

Saturday 28 December 2019

Spring Usher - My earliest by 5 days

Last night was an expected blank, it was a little cooler than expected and so I only ran the 30w Actinic combo (15w Actinic/15w Synergetic).
It was nice to find an actual moth by the morning.... no rush getting to the trap either. 

Even though I was up before 7, it was still dark at 8am.

Spring Usher was the only moth on the wall behind the trap, nothing but flies in the trap! This is my earliest record of a Spring Usher by 5 days and the peak for my garden is generally at the end of February.

Trap is on again tonight and so far, a Winter Moth has saved my bacon.

Spring Usher

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