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 6 May 2024

Latest from the home trap (A few days behind)

Things are really getting good now in my garden, still a little chilly some nights and numbers represent that at times, but new species are always welcome and nearly every night, i've been lucky to record some.
A rather reduced catch on the 1st of May, but 1/3rd of the species were newbies for 2024.
A very migrant feel with Silver Y and Plutella xylostella and a lovely big fluffy Pale Tussock.
7 Muslin Moths & 5 Ruby Tigers were garden total records in one night.
Very little if any rain in the last 24hrs, this looks set to continue this week, getting warmer each day!
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 104 species
01/05/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Pale Tussock 1 [NFY] 
Silver Y 1 [NFY]
Common Pug 1
Muslin Moth 7
Ruby Tiger 5
Micro Moths 

Plutella xylostella 1 [NFY]
Alucita hexadactyla 2
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Platyedra subcinerea 1

Pale Tussock

Plutella xylostella

Silver Y



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