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

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Latest from the back garden moth trap

A good catch here last night and it actually felt rather mild out there this morning (Although cold nights are back as from tonight).
It's a shame as it's been so warm during the day with highs of 19 degrees and little wind.
Last night Early Thorn was moth no.242 since August 27th, and Amblyptilia acanthadactyla was added to the year list.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 38 species

22/03/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Early Thorn 1 [NFG] 
Clouded Drab 7
Common Quaker 5
Double-striped Pug 3
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 1
March Moth 4
Oak Beauty 1
Red Chestnut 1
Small Quaker 2
Micro Moths
Amblyptilia acanthdactyla 1 [NFY]
Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
Alucita hexdactyla 1
Emmelina monodactyla 2
Epiphyas postvittana 2 
Amblyptilia acanthdactyla

Early Thorn


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