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 21 May 2022

A brief post from the 18th of May

I trapped once again on Wednesday night, and with a cooler night than of late, moths were few and far between.
It was nice to get a second (fresher) Plutella porrectella of the year and the best moth was a White-spotted Pug, a new one for the garden.
Spruce Carpet was a returner from last year.
Light Brocade are peaking now here, with 10 showing up.

It's good to sometimes get quieter nights inbetween the busy nights, as it allows me to catch up a bit!

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 219 species

18/05/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Spruce Carpet 1 [NFY]
White-spotted Pug 1 [NFG]
Green Carpet 3
Heart & Dart 1
Large Nutmeg 3
Light Brocade 10 
Nut-tree Tussock 1
Pale Oak Beauty 1
Pale Tussock 8
Treble Lines 8
Turnip Moth 2
White Ermine 5
Willow Beauty 2
Micro Moths
Bryotropha affinis 5
Cameraria ohridella 2
Hofmannophila pseudospretella 1
Evergestis forficalis 2
Notocelia cynosbatella 1
Plutella porrectella 1
Plutella xylostella 3
Scrobipalpa ocellatella 2
Plutella porrectella

White-spotted Pug


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