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

Sunday 28 March 2021

Late moths and pale moths

I ran the trap again last night as it was predicted to be around 7 degrees, still a little on the cool side to get excited about, but worth a shot.

The wind was the problem, and that big bright orb in the sky, that was bright enough to pierce the high level cloud.

5 moths turned up, not great. But only my second Twin-spotted Quaker of the year, a really pale example, and 2 year first Diurnea fagella which are running two weeks behind compared to an average year here.

That's all folks! Tomorrow for a few days sees weather set to warm up, with temperatures in the low 20's possible, but still a little cool at night under clear skies.

Moth species for 2021 in the garden now stands at 25.  

Diurnea fagella

Hebrew Character

Twin-spotted Quaker

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