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

Sunday 24 March 2024

Windy and cool

A bit rubbish the weather at the moment. I chanced my arm and stuck the trap out until bedtime last night, just two moths were attracted to it, abysmal to say the least, but you sometimes have to look at the bigger picture, it was breezy, below 7 degrees, clear sky and a bright full moon, so yeah it's not going to be great even in the height of summer, let alone March!
Luckily there was a third moth, as I was just doing my last garden rounds, scouring the walls and fences, I turned around and my torch cast a beam of light on to a moth in the grass, halfway down the garden! It was to be a bonus Red-green Carpet and species number 44 for the year.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 44 species
23/03/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Red-green Carpet 1 [NFY]
Early Grey 1
Red Chestnut 1

Micro Moths
None Recorded!

Red-green Carpet

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