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

Friday 11 March 2022

Great to see some new fresh faces appearing

Last night was indeed better in my garden and at work, not stellar by some people's huge catches, but pleasing all the same.
The garden still dropped to 6 degrees last night, 3 degrees less than what was predicted, and it felt 'chilly' getting in the garden at a quarter past 6.
Two new species were added to the year list at home, Twin-spotted Quaker and a dainty little Alucita hexadactyla.
Twin-spotted Quaker  is moth no.234 for the garden.
At work, the two show-stoppers were a really dark Oak Beauty and a rather pale green Acleris literana.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 27 species

10/03/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Twin-spotted Quaker 1 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 5
Common Quaker 8
Dotted Border 1
Hebrew Character 1
March Moth 5
Oak Beauty 2
Micro Moths 
Alucita hexadactyla 1 [NFY]
Agonopterix heracliana 2
Emmelina monodactyla 5

09/03/22 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Hertfordshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Early Grey 1
Oak Beauty 1
Micro Moths 
Agonopterix heracliana 1

10/03/22 - Work - Bishop's Stortford - East Hertfordshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Clouded Drab 1
Common Quaker 6
Early Grey 1 
Hebrew Character 1
Oak Beauty 1
Micro Moths 
Acleris literana 1
Emmelina monodactyla 4
Epiphyas postvittana 1 
Acleris literana

Alucita hexadactyla

Clouded Drab

Clouded Drab

Oak Beauty

Twin-spotted Quaker


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