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 20 March 2022

Extremely cold

It was really cold here last night, cold enough for a light frost and with temperatures down to -1c it was actually a sigh of relief counting 10 moths in and around the trap.
Nothing noted as new for the year, but some nice variety of Clouded Drabs, and a futher 5 Early Grey, bringing the Spring running total to 52 examples.

In other news, the pheremone lures are out as of last week, no takers yet.
I am currently using MOL (Grapholita molesta(, FUN (Grapholita funebrana), POM (Cydia pomonella) & EMP (Emperor Moth).
We'll see hopefully if they still work, as the weather warms up into next week.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 33 species

19/03/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Common Quaker 2
Clouded Drab 2
Early Grey 5
Oak Beauty 1

Clouded Drabs

Early Greys

Twin-spotted Quaker

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