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 7 July 2009

Some Pupa waiting to emerge

Black Arches Pupa

Unknown Pupa, maybe a Burnet Moth?

Here are two Pupa that I have in a small tub indoors, one I found on the inside of my car door, haven't a clue why it chose to spin its silky cocoon there but I thought i'd rescue it as it might get squashed by clumsy old me! the Pupa in question is of the Black Arches Moth, which should be hatching anytime soon!
The second I found whilst walking through Marshland, i'm pretty sure its a Moth Pupa......we shall see what hatches from it, and I shall take it back to where it belongs.


  1. The 2nd one is a Burnet sp, Ben. Should be emerging anytime now.
    The Black Arches is an odd looking pupa.

  2. Thanks Dean, yes after some research I found it in the end!
    The Black Arches hatched yesterday evening, a stunning heavily black-banded form, shall post up when I get time.