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

Saturday 13 November 2021

Latest from the moth trap - 12/11/21 - Fordham Garden

A great haul for my birthday, a cooler and breezier night and after two nights of really mild and flat calm conditions with very little, I thought I would struggle to catch just a couple of moths.
How wrong I was, with a minimum of 7 celsius (3-4 degrees down on past nights) there were 26 moths in and around the trap of 12 different species!
Amongst the Sprawlers, Feathered Thorns and December Moths, were two Turnip Moths, both probable migrants as I haven't seen one since the 7th of October, so well over a month.

Moth garden list stands at 217 species.

12/11/21 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Beaded Chestnut 1
Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
December Moth 4
Double-striped Pug 1 
Feathered Thorn 1
Merveille du Jour 4
November Moth sp 2
Red-green Carpet 2
Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
Sprawler 5
Turnip Moth 2

Micro Moths 
Epiphyas postvittana 2
Turnip Moths


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