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 14 October 2021

Juniper Carpet - Moth species no.207

After a break on Tuesday night (As it was far too cool for my liking) the trap was back on last night.
Given the mild conditions with no wind and no rain, 12 moths seemed kind of low? The usual Autumnal fare, a Plutella xylostella was only the 3rd so far this year.
The best moth however was right at the bottom of the trap, a fresh Juniper Carpet, and a rather good garden moth.
I had recorded this twice previously in my old garden in Hertfordshire, in the years of 2018 and 2019.

Some of you might know how tricky these are to photograph. They have a really annoying habitat (Like a lot of Carpets) to not sit flat and show their true delicate shades. This specimen was proving to be a tricky customer, and I waited over half an hour today at work for it to open up!

Moth garden list now stands at 207 species.
13/10/21 - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire 

Juniper Carpet

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