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 4 July 2024

Not stellar, but new species each night is pleasing

Still exceptionally slow in my garden for July. Usually these are bumper times with 60-80 species per night on average and upto 100 on a good night.
Recently it's been averaging aronund 25 to 35, catastrophic to say the least, others are reporting the same.
But maybe it's just a crap year that won't be replicated in 2025, or a worrying trend that could carry on downwards, time will tell.

Just the 3 new species on Sunday night, but Rhopobota naevana (The Holly Tortrix) was new for the garden which was pleasing.

The weather continues to be windy and cool unfortunately.
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 425 species
29/06/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1 [NFY]
Small Ranunculus 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Rhopobota naevana 1 [NFG]

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

Rhopobota naevana

Small Ranunculus


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