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

Monday 28 August 2023

A brief post from last Wednesday night's trap

Not much at all here now, well I say not much, still 50+ Flounced Rustic and 30+ Vine's Rustics most nights, but variety has tailed off now.

Yet another garden tick with the appearance of Lathronympha strigana, and which now brings the site list upto 784 species.
A fresh pre-hibernation Agonopterix subpropinquella was nice, only the 2nd this year, and a second brood Epinotia immundana. A moth that sometimes people confuse with Epinotia nisella (As like me, some people forget about the second brood).
Argyresthia albistria was a late addition to the year also.
That's all for now, cool breeze and chilly night abound.

Moth garden list for 2023 stands at 587 species

23/08/23 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Micro Moths
Argyresthia albistria 1 [NFY]
Lathronympha strigana 1 [NFG]
Agonopterix subpropinquella

Epinotia immundana

Lathronympha strigana

Small Rufous


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