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 2 December 2021

219th and the last species for the year?

A brief spell of warm but very windy weather, swept the Country on Tuesday night and with minimums of 8c it was lights on.
The previous night, an anomally happened, in that it was frosty at 8pm, but by the morning it was 9 degrees! The temperature has risen overnight by 9 degrees.
This doesn't seem to happen very often in the Winter from my experience.

I managed 3 moths of 3 species on Tuesday night, hardly stellar I hear you say but pleasing all the same as I do not live right next to any significant thickets or woodland. The wind also must not have helped, with gusts of 30mph or more.

Singles of Emmelina monodactyla, Mottled Umber and a new species for the garden, a Winter Moth
Moth garden list stands at 219 species.
Winter Moth


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