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

Sunday 16 January 2022

It's been awhile! A chance trap yields 2 new species for the year.

I thought I would dry off the trap (from dewy condensation) and pop it on last night, as it wasn't predicted to drop below 3 degrees, still far too cold for moths by my reckoning. 
But then boredom set in, and it was suddenly maybe a good idea to at least try.
Well i'm glad I did, with only two moths. 
But the sweetener was that they were both new 2022 additions.
Early Moth is a really uncommon moth away from thickets of Blackthorn and rarely flies far from their foodplant (with the lady being wingless, I guess there is no need to).

Again... too cold tonight, so it's been unplugged again.

Moth garden list stands at 8 species.

15/01/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Chestnut 1 [NFY]
Early Moth 1 [NFY]

The pair


Early Moth

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