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 11 April 2022

House moth in the garden

The years first White-shouldered House Moth last night in the garden trap, it'll probably be a regular visitor again once more, as I recorded quite a few towards Autumn last year.
Last night wasn't great here, far too cold and windy again, with lows of 4c at 6am, the keen breeze has been a feature today as well, knocking back the projected 17 degrees? to 14.
I'm hoping to get some field trips under my belt this week at some point and to test out all of the equipment ready for the busy period that will be upon us very soon.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 48 species

10/04/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Brindled Beauty 2
Common Quaker 3
Hebrew Character 1
Double-striped Pug 3
Early Grey 3
Small Quaker 1

Micro Moths
Endrosis sarcitrella 1 [NFY] 
Emmelina monodactyla 1 
Endrosis sarcitrella


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