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

Saturday 27 January 2024

Still quiet despite milder nights

January is cruel for us moth enthusiasts, there is little to find this time of year unless you make the effort to go out into a good wooded habitat.
For the last 3 or so weeks i've been struggling with my health, the weather hasn't been great for moths and i've been relieved in that fact, so that I can recover fully.
On Thursday night I flicked my light on, and left it running all night. Given that it didn't drop below 11c, I was hopeful of some moths.
Unfortunately there was only one moth found nestled in an egg tray on the outside of my trap, a tiny grey Agonopterix heracliana.
Well at least it was a new for year tick!

Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 5 species
25/01/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Micro Moths
Agonopterix heracliana 1 [NFY] 

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