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 13 April 2022

50 species up for 2022

Last night I hit the 50 species mark for 2022, not too bad considering it's only the end of the first week of April.
It was a warm day yesterday, with highs of 19 degrees, and lows of 12 celsius, although a bit breezy at times, all the other signs were there for a good night.
But, as always with this time of year, numbers just aren't there yet. Instead it's the quality and the joy of seeing nice fresh new specimens for the year.

Below is my list from last night in the garden, I managed my first field trip last night also including a moth that I had longed to see for so long, but more on that soon.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 50 species

12/04/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Common Pug 1 [NFY] 
Scorched Carpet 1 [NFY]
Brindled Beauty 6
Common Quaker 2
Double-striped Pug 7
Hebrew Character 2
Early Grey 3
Small Quaker 1

Micro Moths
Emmelina monodactyla 3
Epiphyas postvittana 2

Common Pug

Scorched Carpet

Brindled Beauties

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