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

Monday 19 September 2022

An increase in numbers and species

Slightly warmer last night, with a minimum of 7 degrees, as a result an increase in moths, with the most numerous, Willow Beauty (with 5 recorded).
Only 10 species were noted, still a little low, but it did include the second stunning Orange Sallow of the year and a realy pale Lunar Underwing.
Two lateish moths were Least Carpet and an Oegoconia species.

Hopefully by midweek it should once again improve.
15 moths of 10 species

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 635 species

18/09/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap 
Macro Moths

Flounced Rustic 1
Least Carpet 1
Large Yellow Underwing 1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
Orange Sallow 1 
Square-spot Rustic 1
Vine's Rustic 2
Willow Beauty 5

Micro Moths

Oegoconia sp 1
Scrobipalpa ocellatella 1

Least Carpet

Lunar Underwing

Oegoconia sp

Orange Sallow

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