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

Thursday 4 February 2021

Unexpectedly cold last night!

Last night I set my trap up thinking that the temperature would be above 6c (which was forecast).

By 10pm it was 4c and I switched off with no moths and this morning at 6am it was 1 degree!

All was not lost, as I had left my trap on a timer switch at work, and despite it being 1c upon going through it at 7:30am there were infact some moths, 2 Pale Brindled Beauties and a Spring Usher.

Below are photos of the Dotted Border from Tuesday night and a rather nicely marked Spring Usher from last night.

Both garden and work traps are not stowed away in anticipation of the snowstorm predicted to hit us on Sunday.

Dotted Border

Spring Usher


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