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

Friday 1 March 2024

Weekly moth round-up

Very quiet in the garden this week, only two nights I ran the trap all night, but night time temperatures have struggled. 
The warmest night was Wednesday with lows of 11 degrees, the temperature during the day was also the same!
Just the the 1 new moth this week, a smart Grey Shoulder-knot, and very fresh out of hibernation.

Things are looking iffy next week with cool temperatures at night, but maybe the daytime will be warm enough to tempt some to the trap? Failing that, some lures will be deployed in the garden for a couple of early flying species.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 27 species
27/02/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Common Quaker 3
Hebrew Character 2
Micro Moths
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Epiphyas postvittana 1

28/02/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Grey Shoulder-knot 1 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 1
Common Quaker 3
Hebrew Character 3
March Moth 1
Oak Beauty 1
Micro Moths
Emmelina monodactyla 2

Epiphyas postvittana

Grey Shoulder-knot

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