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 March 2022

A few recent catches at home and at work

Moths are only just beginning to appear in numbers in my garden presently, with 20 of 6  from last night being the most for a few weeks now, the minimum temperature was 5 degrees.

One moth was added to the garden list, Diurnea fagella.

At work, I left my 80w Actinic out and only attraced 3 moths, rather poor but it was fairly chilly in that wind, so not unexpected.
A mint Early Grey was the pick.

Tonight looks much better, and already I can see one new for year on the door!

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 25 species

03/03/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Common Quaker 2
Dark Chestnut 1
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 2
Oak Beauty 1 
Spring Usher 1
Micro Moths 
Agonopterix heracliana 2
Emmelina monodactyla 3 

08/03/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Common Quaker 3
Hebrew Character 1
Oak Beauty 1
Micro Moths 
Emmelina monodactyla 2 
09/03/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Common Quaker 8
Oak Beauty 1
Micro Moths 
Diurnea fagella 1 [NFY]
Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
Agonopterix heracliana 7
Emmelina monodactyla 2 
Works Trap

Early Grey

Diurnea fagella

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