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

Monday 18 October 2021

Latest from the moth trap - 17/10/21 - Fordham Garden

Another mild night, almost perfect but the catch was perhaps a little underwhelming for such great conditions?
It was good to see my 11th Blue Underwing from the garden, after last weeks tatty one, I thought they were nearly over, but this mornings specimen was pristine!
My nearby moth'er friend Leslie brought round a Gem he had in his garden last night, it is a stunning little moth, he also had a Pink-barred Sallow, another species that hasn't graced my trap yet.
A red-line Quaker was added to the garden list.

Moth garden list stands at 209 species.

17/10/21 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Red-line Quaker 1 [NFG]
Angle Shades 3
Barred Sallow 1
Beaded Chestnut 1
Black Rustic 1
Blue Underwing (My 11th this season)
Brindled Green 1 
Brown-spot Pinion 1
Green-brindled Crescent 2
Large Wainscot 3
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
November Moth 2 

Micro Moths 
Acleris schalleriana 1
Emmelina monodatyla 1
Epiphyas postvittana 4

Red-line Quaker

Clifden nonpareil

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