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 2 August 2022

The end of July and the start of August...

 ..continues to be very warm here in the east, with highs of around 28 degrees for the past 3 days and exceptionally muggy nights, moth activity has been high, but for just 3 or 4 specific species (namely Least Carpet, Blastobasis adustella & Cloaked Minor) that trio alone accounted for over 100 moths.

I'm probably missing a few lately as I feel extremely weak and lethargic, i've postponed 2 trips recently also.
Highlights were 3 new for garden moths.

Below are two nights with just the new for year species noted.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 581 species

30/07/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Oak Processionary 1 [NFG]
Straw Underwing 1 [NFY]

01/08/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Macro Moths
Tawny-barred angle 1 [NFY]
Twin-spotted Wainscot 1 [NFG]

Micro Moths
Ypsolopha sequella 1 [NFG] 
Agonopterix arenella

Oak Processionary

Straw Underwing

Cabbage Moth

Oegoconia sp

Riband Wave

Tawny-barred angle

Twin-spotted Wainscot


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