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

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Some new welcome faces

I ran the trap once more during this incredibly mild spell that we are having.
Sadly, it's been very windy recently, and that has hampered my catches here, as my garden is really exposed on the edge of the fens.
Two Double-striped Pugs were nice to see, both slightly different and in good condition. There was also a really pale Twin-spotted Quaker on the back door, another year lister.
The rest of the catch was made up of Quakers, Drabs and Hebrews, with only a smidgen of micros.

During the day today, my pheromone bucket traps attracted two Pammene giganteana, one each to the FUN & SKI lures.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 36 species
12/03/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Double-striped Pug 2 [NFY]
Twin-spotted Quaker 1 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 5
Common Quaker 6
Hebrew Character 3
Small Quaker 1
Micro Moths
Pammene giganteana 2 [NFY] - to FUN & SKI
Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
Agonopterix heracliana 1 

Double-striped Pug 1

Double-striped Pug 2

Pammene giganteana

Twin-spotted Quaker


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