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 18 March 2024

Mr. Consistent

Yep, that goes to the Lead-coloured Drab, 3 years on a trot now it's turned up on the 17th of March, even more odd is that I usually only get one year!
A cracking dark specimen it was, with just a little bit of wear & tear.
This species is very similar to Common Quaker and it nearly got discounted as one (If it wasn't for the row of distinct black dots along the sub-terminal line, although these can appear brown and obscured so care must be taken)
The feathered antennae identity was also out, as it was a female and had very fine antennae.
Just 9 other moths made their way to the trap, very slow indeed but it did drop to 6 degrees this morning.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 39 species
17/03/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Lead-coloured Drab 1 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 1
Common Quaker 2
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 2
Small Quaker 1
Micro Moths
Emmelina monodactyla 1 
Lead-coloured Drab


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