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 18 February 2010

Parndon Wood - Wednesday 17th February 2010

My third winter session at Parndon Wood tonight, it started off quite mild at 4c but later on arrival and on inspecting my car.....ice! it was a meagre -2c so I didn't expect anything...I nearly got that aswell with just 9 Moths gracing the sheet and surrounding trees.
No Moths were to be found in the trap.

Pictures ----------

March Moth

Dotted Border

Catch Report Wednesday 17th February 2010 Parndon Wood - 160w MBT Robinson + 40w Actinic w/Sheet ---------------------------------------

Macro Moths

1x Spring Usher
2x Pale Brindled Beauty
2x March Moth
3x Dotted Border

Micro Moths

1x Tortricodes alternella


  1. I must get out soon - once this snow has cleared again .....

  2. Yes you should! although it has seemed too cold for too long now, brrrrr!