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 4 August 2023

Latest from the moth trap

And very quiet now.
Rain, lots of it have hampered trapping these past few nights,.
Wednesday night I didn't bother, but last night I gave it a go once more.

Around 40 species were noted, a big come down from the heady heights of earlier on in the week.

Flounced Rustic was the only new addition for the year.

Other highlights included 4 stunning Coronets, 15 Leopard Moth and a huge variety of Turnip Moths.

Is anyone else seeing record numbers of any of these macro species?

Leopard Moth
Least Carpet
Yellow Shell
Tree-lichen Beauty
Turnip Moth
All of them have really gone mad in my garden this year. 

Still looking stupidly bland into the weekend, but there is a hint of warmer weather towards the end of next week.

Moth garden list for 2023 stands at 545 species

Flounced Rustic 1 [NFY] 


Turnip Moth

Flounced Rustic

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