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 3 February 2022

The winds eases and the moths return

After being breezy for nigh on a week it seems, the trap was turned on once again last night, after 3 blanks from my previous efforts.
Luckily it stayed just about calm enough for some moths to venture out.
5 moths of 5 species were found around the trap (None inside as is often the case this time of year).
I also disturbed an Agonopterix arenella whilst working on an allotment on Tuesday afternoon, worthy of a photo as it's been such a moth drought for me recently.

Pale Brindled Beauty is moth no.222 for the garden.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 12 species

02/02/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Pale Brindled Beauty 1 [NFG]
Satellite 1 [NFY]
Black-spotted Chestnut 1 
Micro Moths 
Agonopterix heracliana 1 [NFY]
Epiphyas postvittana 1  

Agonopterix arenella

Agonopterix heracliana

Epiphyas postvittana

Pale Brindled Beauty


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