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 30 October 2022

A new for County! and my 4th Scarce Bordered Straw

A really exciting find on the wall behind the trap on Thursday evening, with a new moth for my garden and Cambridgeshire, the Pyralid Uresiphita gilvata!!
There have been quite a few sightings on the south coast, with a few inland records too, but not this far inland yet? 
Unbelieveable and this came a day after Palpita vitrealis turned up in the village also, totally blown away and the best moth in my garden all year.
Things were beginning to go a little bit crazy, but not in my garden sadly.

Notables listed below for the past two nights.

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 662 species

27/10/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Uresiphita gilvata 1 [NFG]
Ditula angustiorana 1 (Latest ever record)
Probable stunning Autumnal Moth 1 (Though could not confirm because it is a Female)

28/10/22 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Late Treble-bar 1
Scarce Bordered Straw 1 (My 4th so far this October) 

Ditula angustiorana

Probable Autumnal Moth

Uresiphita gilvata

Green-brindled Crescent

Scarce Bordered Straw


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