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

Monday 4 April 2022

Back on my game after a 4 night break

Goodness me it was cold at the tail-end of last week, with lows of minus 4 Friday night, I just couldn't muster the courage to light up.
The weekend wasn't much better, so I held off until last night, with minimums expected at 6c (In reality it was 4 here in the countryside).
And there were moths! Just 8, but one of these included a new garden moth, a lovely golden-flecked Brindled Beauty, such a great looking early season Geometer.

It was to be the 250th moth species for the garden, a mini milestone.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 46 species

03/04/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Brindled Beauty 1 [NFG]
Clouded Drab 2
Early Grey 1
March Moth 1
Small Quaker 2
Twin-spotted Quaker 1
Brindled Beauty


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