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 22 April 2021

Moths at work - 19/04/21

As it was a fairly mild day on Monday, I decided to pop the work Actinic trap out and go through it in the morning upon my arrival.
The night dropped to around 6c, so not too cold but cold enough.
It wasn't a great catch, but far better than bothering with the home trap under the same conditions (As there is far more habitat where I work).
12 moths of 8 species were noted, with a fresh Muslin Moth the best.
The rest of this week and into the weekend just does not look warm enough for mothing sadly, with regular lows of 1c.
19/04/21 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Herts - 40w Actinic + 15w Twin Synergetic/Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Double-striped Pug 1
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 2
Muslin Moth 1
Nut-tree Tussock 1
Red Chestnut 1

Micro Moths

Amblyptilia acanthdactyla 1
Emmelina monodactyla 4
Muslin Moth

Red Chestnut


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