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 15 April 2024

Missing posts already..

I was driving myself mad the other day, convinced I had seen a really early Latticed Heath, but there were no photos of it on my laptop, and I hadn't uploaded anything to social media.
I had of course spoken about it on a whatsapp group, and luckily got to the date in question.

So a double check of my camera card and bingo, I had taken photos of 3 new for year species on the 5th of April (A day after catching them).
Not quite sure how those records slipped through the net. I also have no recollection of what else I caught that night, maybe I morphed into a parallel vortex or something!

So below are the 3 new species I recorded on the 4th of April.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 78 species
04/04/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Early Tooth-striped 1 [NFY]
Latticed Heath 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths
Depressaria chaerophylli 1 [NFY]  

Depressaria chaerophylli

Early Tooth-striped

Latticed Heath

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