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

Thursday 2 May 2024

Some recent catches as things start to pick up

Starting to get going now here in my garden and it was like a switch flicked on in preparation for May.
With warm days but still a bit cool at night, things are on the move.
The night before the turn of the month I recorded an excellent 19 species in and around my trap.

But before I get ahead, here are two catches from the weekend going into the working week, dominated by new for year micros (some which were netted at dusk).
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 95 species
26/04/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Garden Carpet 2
Latticed Heath 1 
Mullein Moth 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
Micro Moths 
None Recorded!
29/04/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths
Garden Carpet 2
Hebrew Character 1
Muslin Moth 1
Micro Moths 
Cameraria ohridella 1 [NFY]
Elachista rufocinerea 1 [NFY]
Endrosis sarcitrella 1 [NFY]
Neocochylis dubitana 1 [NFY]
Parornix sp 1 [NFY]

Cameraria ohridella

Elachista rufocinerea

Endrosis sarcitrella

Neocochylis dubitana

Parornix sp


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