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

Thursday 5 October 2023

Latest from the home trap

A super set of moths on the 25th of September, warm nights ensued but it was breezy at times.

5 macro moths made it onto the year list, and some real cracking Autumn colours were represented.
The best moth was an Orange Sallow, a little faded sadly but a good record for here.
Clancy's Rustic are still doing well here, 2 were recorded on this night and a further 3 the night after.

I haven't seen many Rusty Dot Pearl's this year, so it was nice to record another.

A much fresher second for the year Large Ranunculus was very welcome, as were several forms of Beaded Chestnut, and two season first Red-green Carpets.

Conditions remained mixed all last week and into this week with varying results and some much cooler nights.

Moth garden list for 2023 stands at 618 species

25/09/23 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Barred Sallow 1 [NFY]
Feathered Thorn 1 [NFY]
Large Wainscot 2 [NFY]
Orange Sallow 1 [NFY] 
Sallow 1 [NFY]

Udea ferrugalis

Small Wainscot


Red-green Carpet

Orange Sallow

Large Wainscot

Large Ranunculus

Feathered Thorn

Clancy's Rustic

Beaded Chestnuts

Beaded Chestnut

Barred Sallow

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