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

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Raining cats and dogs (Quite literally)

A stonking male Puss Moth and a ratty old Common Pug were new additions to the year list last night.
I particularly like the dark feathered antennae on the Puss Moth, what a good looking moth it is.
I'm lucky I see these quite commonly here (I had 9 last year) owing to plenty of Willow and Aspen within the village (The latter also good for Lead-coloured Drab & Clifden nonpareil).
There wasn't much else, but when you are getting a trickle of new moths, it doesn't matter so much.
It was also a lot cooler last night, dropping to 7 degrees under clearing skies. 
Moth garden list for 2023 stands at 113 species
09/05/23 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Common Pug 1 [NFY]
Puss Moth 1 [NFY]
Brimstone Moth 2
Double-striped Pug 2
Garden Carpet 3
Muslin Moth 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
Yellow-barred Brindle 2
Micro Moths
Epiphyas postvittana 1
Common Pug

Puss Moth


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