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

Thursday 28 April 2022

A few more year-listers arriving

Numbers are still pretty pitiful but this is still made up by seeing some new moths for the year.
I had to double-check my records and was surprised that I had seen all 3 of the new species for the year, last September shortly after moving in!

Night-time temperatures held up nicely at just over 8 degrees here last night, but the breeze made it feel cooler.
We are hopefully losing the wind over the next few days so catches should improve a little.

Best moths of the night were the three newbies, Pale Mottled Willow, Yellow-barred Brindled & Plutella porrectella.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 92 species

27/04/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Pale Mottled Willow 1 [NFY]
Yellow-barred Brindle 1 [NFY]
Brindled Beauty 1
Powdered Quaker 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2

Micro Moths
Plutella porrectella 1 [NFY]
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1 
Pale Mottled Willow

Plutella porrectella

Yellow-barred Brindle


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