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

Friday 8 July 2022

A smattering of moths

Warming up! But not at night yet here, with temperatures still below double-figures unfortunately, and as a result, the number of moths visiting the trap has been less.
But sometimes this really doesn't matter, not when time is of the essence and you haven't got swathes of moths to filter through.
Quality over quantity is a happy medium for me, with a smattering of new species for the year.

Olive was particularly nice, as was both of the new micros, Aproaerema anthyllidella (A really nice velvety black, extremely skittish and a challenge to photograph) & Monochroa lucidella (A moth I first saw in Hertfordshire at just one site, where it was common).

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 472 species

05/07/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Olive 1 [NFG]

Micro Moths

Monochroa lucidella 1 [NFG]
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 1 [NFY]
Aproaerema anthyllidella 1

Aproaerema anthyllidella

Monochroa lucidella


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