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

Tuesday 31 May 2022

A sprinkling of moths

Another cool and damp night last night here in Fordham, East Cambs. Just 18 species were recorded by the morning, luckily one was a new for year species, the unusual looking Scorched Wing and very aptly named!
Other than that, a second Eyed Hawk-moth was good to see (A Female this time) and 2 Cinnabar's brightened up a dank and grey morning.

Also, a moth hatched from a medium-sized pupa that we found whilst digging in the garden a few weeks back. It has turned out to be the ever so common Large Yellow Underwing. Still, it's nice and fresh and deserved a photo :)

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 257 species

30/05/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Scorched Wing 1 [NFG]
Cinnabar 2
Common Pug 2
Elephant Hawk-moth 2
Eyed Hawk-moth 1
Grey Dagger sp 1
Grey-pine Carpet 1
Heart & Dart
Large Yellow Underwing 1 (Hatched ex pupa)
Light Brocade 2
Marbled Minor sp 3
Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
Setaceous Hebrew Character
White Ermine 3
White-point 3

Micro Moths

Crambus lathoniellus 1
Epiphyas postvittana 2
Eudonia angustea 1
Large Yellow Underwing

Scorched Wing


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