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 20 December 2021

Garden Trapping, possibly the last for the year? - 18/12/21

I ran the trap on Saturday night as I once again was feeling a bit better. 
This year has been tough with being ill so often, but I won't go on about it.

It as a misty night but rather mild and there was a little drizzle too, but still and indeed I managed to record a handful of moths. Nothing spectacular but any moth is a bonus this time of year.

As usual this time of year, none of the moths were inside the trap.
Leslie round the corner also brought me round a Female Winter Moth which was nice surprise, which he found near his trap.

That may be it now, bar a best of 2021 post!
Moth garden list stands at 220 species

18th December 2021 to Actinic Trap - Fordham, East Cambridgeshire

Acleris schalleriana 1
Mottled Umber 1
Winter Moth 4

Acleris schalleriana

Mottled Umber

Winter Moth (Female)

Winter Moth (Male)

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