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 5 July 2024

Still so quiet, but data is data

Another pretty unremarkable night on Monday. Species and numbers are more akin to late April.

3 new species for the year were recorded and were as follows....
Buff Arches - A far from common moth here in my garden, with just two records in 2022 and none last year, a real treat to see and an unmistakeable looking moth.
Common Rustic - Ubiquitous in my garden and for most others I suspect, darker individuals will be checked for Lesser Common Rustic.
Dingy Shears - Rare here, a moth that i've only ever seen once before last year. A fairly drab and worn example this time.

The weather continues to be windy and cool unfortunately (I wrote the same in my last post)
Moth garden list for 2024 stands at 428 species
01/07/24 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Macro Moths

Buff Arches 1 [NFY]
Common Rustic 1 [NFY]
Dingy Shears 1 [NFY]

Buff Arches

Common Rustic

Dingy Shears

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