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 7 April 2024

Battered by wind

Stupidly windy, I went out last night and it wasn't worth it. At least the beefy generator worked beautifully (Although less could be said about the suitcase generator).

At home, just 4 moths to the trap...ghastly.
It was saved by a year first Pebble Prominent, and also during the day a moth flew into the living room, and luckily landed on the inside of the french doors. It was duly potted up for identification.

It was to be an Agonopterix purpurea, the smallest of the genus and another year tick, so very welcome.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 66 species
06/04/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Pebble Prominent 1 [NFY]
Common Quaker 1
Early Grey 1
Hebrew Character 1 

Micro Moths

Agonopterix purpurea 1 [NFY]

Agonopterix purpurea

Pebble Prominent

Dark Arches Caterpillar

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