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 20 May 2024

Clear and moon-lit

A very average catch on Thursday night, there weren't many moths at all.
But a poorer night than of late was made up by recording a new garden moth, and a macro moth at that (which are getting harder to add now)
The May Highflyer isn't a common moth, morelike frequent, but commonly distributed throughout most of the British Isles.
It is the 810th species to be recorded in my garden since August 27th 2021. 

I also got a year first Common Wainscot, which was very lively!

Things must pick up again soon, but we need cloudy and warm nights.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 201 species
16/05/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Common Wainscot 1 [NFY]
May Highflyer 1 [NFG]
Angle Shades 1
Buff-tip 2
Common Pug 1
Common Swift 4
Coronet 1
Nutmeg 1
Poplar Kitten 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
Silver Y 2
Treble Lines 5
Turnip Moth 5
Willow Beauty 6

Micro Moths

Epiphyas postvittana 2
Plutella xylostella 1
Scrobipalpa ocellatella 2

Common Wainscot

May Highflyer


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