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 July 2023

Tough times but one new for garden was worth it

A few moths from Friday night here, very little to be honest and the lowest numbers of moths i've seen for a long while.
Still, a few newbies made getting up at the crack worthwhile.
Assara terebrella was a new garden moth and very welcome.
Last night I ran my trap until 11pm and switched it off it was that rubbish! 
Unfortunately the weather looks unkind for another week, maybe more.

Moth garden list for 2023 stands at 538 species

28/07/23 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Dusky Thorn 1 [NFY]
Micro Moths

Assara terebrella 1 [NFG]
Coleophora alcyonipennella frischella 1 [NFY] 

Assara terebrella

Coleophora alcyonipennella frischella

Dusky Thorn

Eudemis profundana

Phyllonorycter comparella

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