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

Wednesday 29 May 2024

Half-a-Dark Arches

A poor night on Monday night, with clear spells and temps dipping to a chill 9c there wasn't many moths at all, perhaps 15 species in total, so I didn't bother listing them.

I did however get a year first Dark Arches, well most of it... 

Also continuing the tatty theme, a half-dead Coleophora was potted as well, it will be retained for dissection.

Last night was much better under cloudy but wet conditions, moths don't mind the rain!

Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 238 species
27/05/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Dark Arches 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Coleophora sp 1 (TBC)

Coleophora sp

Dark Arches

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