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 18 April 2022

Latest from the garden trap and dusk netting

Dusk netting is still just as productive as my actinic light running all night, with half (2) of the new for year species being netted between 7 and half past.
Another cool end to the night on Saturday night, and it was even colder last night so I didn't bother.

There were just 11 moths by the morning, a few were inside the trap and several were on the walls of the house.
Best moths were a stunning Currant Pug, and a Depressaria which is probably daucella (retained).
It still remains warm in the day at around 18 degrees, but don't expect a trap full of moths by the morning just yet!
Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 68 species

16/04/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Currant Pug 1 [NFG]
Brindled Beauty 1
Brindled Pug 2
Clouded Drab 1
Garden Carpet 1 
Hebrew Character 2
Red Chestnut 1

Micro Moths
Cameraria ohridella 2 [NFY] (Netted)
Depressaria daucella tbc [NFG]
Lyonetia clerkella 1 [NFY] (Netted)
Agonopterix heracliana sp 1

Lyonetia clerkella

Depressaria daucella tbc

Currant Pug

Cameraria ohridella

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