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

Saturday 9 April 2022

Possible 2nd? County record for Cambridgeshire of Nemapogon granella

Yesterday, Leslie Gardiner dropped round a rather striking Nemapogon species that externally, fits granella very well.
Being a Category 4 confusion species, this will need to be dissected, hopefully next week.
If correct, this would be only the 2nd record for Cambridgeshire (That I know of currently). 
Leslie lives along the next road out of Fordham, approximately 350 metres away as the crow flies.

Leslie's son Paul found the moth flying around inside their house. Nemapogon granella feeds on fungi and various stored grains etc, a nationally scarce B species, and in decline in recent years.


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