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

Sunday 2 June 2024


So cold, with a brisk north wind and temperatures dipping below 10 degrees, there were just 11 moths to the trap ran over night.
I had an early night after a busy day as I knew it wouldn't be worth staying up late.

Luckily, amongst the 8 species were 2 new micro moths for the year.

I don't have to wait too long for a better night, tonight looks much better.

Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 252 species
01/06/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Bright-line Brown-eye 1
Flame Shoulder 1
Heart & Dart 4
Large Nutmeg 1
Pale Oak Beauty 1
Shears 1

Micro Moths

Celypha striana 1 [NFY]
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 1 [NFY]

Celypha striana

Paraswammerdamia albicapitella


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