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 10 February 2024

Finally, some welcome visitors

After what seemed like ages since I last had a good selection of moths, last night delivered in spades. Well for my garden at least!
I've only had two new for year species since the 5th of January, over a month! 
The garden list before last night was on 6 species, that has now risen to 11 with 5 new additions overnight.
What's more, one species was completely new for the garden, the first new species of the year and moth no.795.
The micros all came in before midnight (Bar the Acleris). The 3 macro species came in after I went to bed.

I will try again tonight as it is very calm and relatively mild, but it will drop a little lower than last nights 10c minimum.

Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 11 species
09/02/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Common Quaker 1 [NFY]
Hebrew Character 1 [NFY]
Early Moth 1  
Micro Moths
Acleris logiana 1 [NFG] 
Agonopterix alstromeriana 2 [NFY] 
Emmelina monodactyla 2 [NFY]
Agonopterix heracliana 1 

Acleris logiana

Common Quaker

Early Moth

Emmelina monodactyla

Hebrew Character

Agonopterix alstromeriana

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