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 8 April 2024

A beautiful lady by night

Last night the wind was still brisk, but it was mild enough still and the trap was run once more.
By morning it was 'hunt the moth' just 10 moths recorded, but one was astonishing, my first female Emperor Moth, fantastic! 
I've trapped them down the road at the fen before, but i've only ever had two there in prime habitat, to get one in the garden has blown me away.
I also recorded my first Muslin Moth of the year, quite an uncommon species here. This poor fella only had one forewing, the hindwing on the same side was tatty and ripped also, so must have been a bat or bird strike.
Still warmish by night and hopefully the breeze eases soon.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 67 species
07/04/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Muslin Moth 1 [NFY]
Common Quaker 2
Double-striped Pug 1
Emeperor Moth (female) 1
Hebrew Character 2

Micro Moths

Emmelina monodactyla 1
Epiphyas postvittana 2

Emperor Moth (Female)

Poor ole Muslin Moth

The better side of him - Muslin Moth

Emperor Moth (Female)

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