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

Friday 7 June 2024

A really rubbish and cold night

You wouldn't think it was June would you.

A terrible time lately here, with barely any moths turning up, most colder evenings there are less than 15 moths of just a handful of moths, and it's supposed to be going into peak moth season soon!

I'm sure it will all change soon, and it'll be too hot.. after all, they do call it 'Flaming June.
Just one new species was added to the year list, a worn Grey-pine Carpet, a second Common Wave of the year was nice plus a very pale Ephestia species was retained.

Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 273 species
04/06/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Grey-pine Carpet 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Ephestia sp 1 [TBC]

Common Wave

Ephestia sp

Grey-pine Carpet

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