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

Saturday 26 November 2022

Surely the last species to be added to the year list?

Two Scarce Umbers this week make it species number 665 for the year, I somehow forgot about the possibility of this species (Having trapped only 1 individual last year on the 14th of November).

On the 23rd it was just the new for year Scarce Umber that turned up, all night... 14 hours of running a light!

Then last night, a shade better with another Scarce Umber, a single Plutella xylostella and 2 Epiphyas postvittana.

At work on Friday I disturbed an Acleris schalleriana from Pyracantha, and a new caterpillar record for me was a rather chunky Setaceous Hebrew Character clinging to the garden fence last night.

Maybe a chance again tonight before it gets too cold for my liking.

Fordham, East Cambs

Moth garden list for 2022 stands at 665 species

Acleris schalleriana

Scarce Umber

Scarce Umbers

Setaceous Hebrew Character Caterpillar

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