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

Saturday 6 July 2024

In limited supply

Not particularly cool nights but a little breezy and numbers are still well down for July, so there's not been much interest this past week.

Tuesday night yielded quality over quantity, with a stunning form of Buff Ermine (A form i've seen before here, with much darker connected markings across the breadth of the wings.
Marbled Beauty was a good year tick, such a pretty species and my second Oak Nycteoline of the year, a very strikingly streaked markings, completely different to the form from February.
The first of many Blastobasis adustella also turned up and a third Triaxomasia caprimulgella to the LUN lure was notable.

Still dreadful weather, wet, cool and uninspiring.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 430 species
02/07/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Marbled Beauty 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Blastobasis adustella 1 [NFY]
Coleophora sp 1 (TBC)

Blastobasis adustella

Buff Ermine

Coleophora sp

Marbled Beauty

Oak Nycteoline

Triaxomasia caprimulgella


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