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

Saturday 13 April 2024

Fordham Footpaths

A nice hour walk around the local footpaths today with my son yielded plenty of day-flying micro moths and a few macros as well.
The skies were full of Butterflies too, beetles, bees and every insect imaginable. In that sunshine things have really woken up, but goodness me that wind! Ok if you are the right side of a hedge!

A few species listed below were found resting on foliage or netted.
The best species were two Pammene rhediella found on adjacent Hawthorn bushes, just resting on the top of the leaves, beauties! These are not common moths and i've only ever seen a couple over the years. Very tricky and skittish to photograph too.

Macro Moths

Streamer 1
Ruby Tiger 1

Micro Moths

Anthophila fabriciana 1
Esperia sulphurella 5
Incurvaria masculella 10+
Pammene rhediella 2

Pammene rhediella 1

Pammene rhediella 2

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