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 10 February 2022

Latest from the garden Actinic

Trap on again last night as it was fairly calm if a little cooler.
By 6am it was still warm enough at 6c.
Before going to bed, I found a year first Spring Usher high up on the house wall, so high that even the garden chair wouldn't allow me to reach it! Step ladder it was...

Only 2 other moths were observed come the morning, another March Moth (As the previous night's one was still in the fridge at work) and a year first Agonopterix alstromeriana.

Tonight and tomorrow night, brrr too cold for me.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 15 species

09/02/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Spring Usher 1 [NFG]
March Moth 1
Micro Moths 
Agonopterix alstromeriana 1 [NFY]
Spring Usher

Agonopterix alstromeriana


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