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 15 November 2021

Latest from the moth trap - 14/11/21 - Fordham Garden

Another rather tidy catch under cooling conditions, with the bulk of the catch being Light Brown Apple moths, all 7 of them!

Best moth of the night was two garden first Scarce Umber's, after receiving a message from Leslie round the corner whom also attracted one to his light last night as well. A very co-ordinated emergence.

I also got my latest Box moth, I don't think i've seen a November one before.

Moth garden list stands at 218 species.

14/11/21 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Scarce Umber 2 [NFG]
Angle Shades 1
Beaded Chestnut 1
December Moth 1
Feathered Thorn 1
November Moth sp 1
Red-green Carpet 1
Sprawler 1

Micro Moths 
Acleris schalleriana 1
Cydalima perspectalis 1 
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Epiphyas postvittana 7


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