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 13 March 2009

Catch Report - Friday 13th March

Had an hour's session at local Woodland this evening, unfortunately it got very breezy and a bitterly cold wind started to sweep through the wood, this in-turn put the Moths off abit as they flapped about all over the place!

Still not a bad catch for this time of year and had two Engrailed being new for this year.


Catch Report - Hatfield Forest - 40w Actinic + Sheet

  • 18x Common Quaker
  • 2x Engrailed [NFY]
  • 5x Small Quaker
  • 1x Hebrew Character
  • 7x Oak Beauty
  • 1x Lead-coloured Drab
  • 1x Yellow Horned
  • 1x Small Brindled Beauty
  • 1x Twin-spotted Quaker


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