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 30 October 2009

Catch Report - Thursday 29th October 2009

A massive slump this morning, fog patches around and over 20 Wasps made it difficult to check the trap this morning.
I will probably try again either tonight or the next day, really really hoping for something unusual but these misty conditions need to clear first I think.

Catch Report
- Hatfield Broad Oak - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Red-line Quaker

Macro Moths

3x Sprawler
3x Epirrita sp.
1x Red-green Carpet
1x Feathered Thorn
1x Brick
1x Turnip Moth
10x Red-line Quaker

Micro Moths

None recorded


  1. It's taking me a week to catch as many as you are catching in a night at the moment....wait till the cold weather really kicks in!!!

  2. Heh, yes indeed, next week looks like dross so i'll be counting less at least!