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 25 May 2024

Just too cold at night

Still very cool at nights here in my garden of late, dropping to 9 or 10c and very damp early morning, the moths haven't been great, with just 25 of 15 species this morning with no newbies, but doing the rounds on my lure bucket traps did reveal a teeny tiny Pammene albuginana in the FUN. 

Thursdays catch was even worse with 14 species, and no new macro species. Luckily there were 3 new micros for the year that saved it.

The Coleophora was retained. The markings, size and flightimes look good for either alticolella/glaucicolella and new for the garden.

When will these nights warm up?

Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 227 species
23/05/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Common Swift 4
Garden Carpet 1
Green Carpet 1
Green Pug 2
Heart & Dart 1
Marbled Minor 5
Turnip Moth 1
White Ermine 1
Willow Beauty 4
Yellow-barred Brindle 1

Micro Moths

Coleophora alticolella/glaucicolella 1 [NFG] (TBC)
Hedya nubiferana 1 [NFY]
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 1 [NFY]
Epiphyas postvittana 3

24/05/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire

Pammene albuginana 1 [NFY] (To FUN Lure at night)

Coleophora alticolella/glaucicolella

Hedya nubiferana

Scrobipalpa acuminatella

Pammene albuginana


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