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 25 September 2022

A super set of moths

After Friday's warmish night of around 12 degrees, the nights are getting chillier now, and more often than not are dipping into mid to high single figures, of course to be expected this time of year.
A short post as I am once again feeling groggy from a cold courtesy of school!

3 new moths for the year were added on Friday, and 3 stunning species in their own right.

2 more Clifdens was great to see, both worn however and a late Common Marbled Carpet was also a nice form.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 645 species

23/09/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap 
Macro Moths

Barred Sallow 1 [NFY]
L-album Wainscot 1 [NFY]
Mallow 1 [NFY]
Blue Underwing 2
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
Common Marbled Carpet 1
Deep-brown Dart 1
Large Yellow Underwing 2
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
Lunar Underwing 5
Pale Mottled Willow 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
Satellite 1
Turnip Moth 2

Micro Moths

Archips podana
Carcina quercana 2
Epiphyas postvittana 2
Ypsolopha sequella 1

Barred Sallow

Common Marbled Carpet

L-album Wainscot


Pale Mottled Willow


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