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

Friday 26 May 2023

10 moths and it's nearly June :O

Just 10 moths last night so i'll keep the post brief like the total of moths that came to my trap.
It was another cool night with temperatures down to 5 degrees and a clear sky all night, so it was still somewhat pleasing to add one new species to the year list, a Small Square-spot.
The complete absense of any micro moths usually is a tell-tale sign that it's really too cold for moths.
I also found my latest record of Clouded Drab in the bottom of the trap this morning, even more impressive was that it was in fresh condition.
Another cool night after a warm day coming up sadly.

Moth garden list for 2023 stands at 163 species

25/05/23 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Small Square-spot 1 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 1
Common Pug 1
Common Swift 1
Garden Carpet 2
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
Treble-lines 1
Turnip Moth 1
Vine's Rustic 1

Micro Moths
None recorded! 

Clouded Drab

Small Square-spot

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