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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Saturday 25 June 2022

Catch report - 19/06/22 - Fordham - East Cambs

A catch from the night before I went on holiday to Dorset.
Back last Sunday night it was a little cooler than the recent heatwave spell, but with light winds and a moderate amount of cloud, the temperature held just into double-figures.
A further 8 species were added to the year list, around 45 species in total on a chillier night was very pleasing indeed.

Highlights were Four-dotted Footman (A wanderer from nearby Chippenham Fen no doubt), Small Dotted Buff, Small Ranunculus, Achroia grisella & Caloptilia rufipennella.
There was also the return of Cochylidia implicitana which was nice and a really fresh Cochylis hybridella.

Certainly some real quality is now on the wing as we head into the peak moth season.

Only new species listed below.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 403 species

19/06/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths

Four-dotted Footman 1 [NFG]
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1 [NFG]
Small Dotted Buff 1 [NFG]
Small Ranunculus 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths
Achroia grisella 1 [NFG]
Cochylidia implicitana 1 [NFY]
Cochylis hybridella 1 [NFY]
Pterophorus pentadactyla 1 [NFG]

Cochylidia implicitana

Cochylis hybridella

Four-dotted Footman

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Pterophorus pentadactyla

Small Dotted Buff

Small Ranunculus

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