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

Saturday 12 March 2022

Another pleasing haul

Of moths.
A good catch of 37 moths of  9 species here last night in East Cambs.
Common Quaker's have increased slightly, and Emmelina monodactyla seem to do well in this garden, with 11 recorded around the garden at 6am this morning.
Another species was added to the year list, two very different examples of Small Quaker, showing just how variable this species can be.
The weather was pretty good, with a minimum of 7 degrees and little wind.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 28 species

11/03/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Small Quaker 2 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 2
Common Quaker 10
Hebrew Character 3
March Moth 6
Oak Beauty 1
Twin-spotted Quaker 1
Micro Moths 
Agonopterix heracliana 1
Emmelina monodactyla 11
Clouded Drabs

Small Quaker

Small Quakers


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