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 29 January 2023

The return of moths, it's been a while

23 days to be exact, since I last ran my trap... probably a January record and thus my posts have been non-existent.
I guess a colder winter means more moths in summer because of less predation from parasites that cannot withstand a near permafrost?
We can only hope.
Last night I ran the trap just out of curiosity really. 
It wasn't very warm at 4 degrees, but it was calm, cloudy and dry.
I'm glad I did as 4 moths graced the trap by 10pm, and that was it for the rest of the night.

3 Pale Brindled Beauties were added to the year list, all subtlly different.

Moth garden list for 2023 stands at 4 species

28/01/23 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Pale Brindled Beauty 3 [NFY]
Winter Moth 1

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

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