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

Tuesday 2 July 2024

Fining down after the heat

A much quieter night last Thursday, around 60 odd species and only a handful of new species were recorded.

Best were a smart Royal Mantle, a moth I get usually only once a year, and a garden first Agriphila inquinatella, so well worth rising once more at 4am.
The weather has gone to pot now, with cooler days and cooler night for at least another week sadly, and typically during peak moth season!
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 416 species
27/06/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Royal Mantle 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Acleris schalleriana 1 [NFY]
Agriphila inquinatella 1 [NFG]
Endotricha flammealis 1 [NFY]

Acleris logiana

Acleris schalleriana

Agriphila inquinatella

Aleimma loeflingiana

Endotricha flammealis

Royal Mantle


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