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

Wednesday 11 May 2022

And back down to reality, but cannot complain!

With a low of 4 degrees and a chill in the air, the trap was nearly empty come Monday morning!

Thankfully, it was worth running it for several new species for the year. A Male Puss Moth was the best (And i've since had a large Female as well to boot).
Also the first of probably many Common Swifts arrived, these funny little things will always come in as the light is fading, and i've never found them to fly past the first hour of darkness.

And that was about it! 11 moths of 7 moths in total, but the following night was once again very good.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 162 species

08/05/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Common Swift 2 [NFG]
Puss Moth 1 [NFG]
Coronet 1
Garden Carpet 2
Shuttle-shaped Dart 3

Micro Moths

Gracillaria syringella 1 [NFG]
Cacoecimorpha pronubana 1

Cacoecimorpha pronubana

Common Swift

Common Swift

Gracillaria syringella

Puss Moth

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