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

Sunday 17 July 2022

Yet another great garden catch

Still warming day by day.
Garden catches are ticking along nicely, with new species added on a nightly basis, although species counts have dropped, more akin to mid-August (Maybe it's the drought conditions that have caused this).
4 species were added to the year list, the best was a Lesser-spotted Pinion and the larger species of Dioryctria, Dioryctria abietella.
Below are the new species for the year/garden.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 508 species

11/07/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Dingy Footman 2 [NFY]
Large Twin-spot Carpet 1 [NFG]
Lesser-spotted Pinion 1 [NFG]

Micro Moths

Dioryctria abietella 1 [NFG]

Common Carpet

Dingy Footman

Dioryctria abietella

Large Twin-spot Carpet

Lesser-spotted Pinion

Tree-lichen Beauty

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