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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

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Tuesday 23 March 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Monday night

Well feeling abit better now, so the trap was out, very windy and cooling temperatures.
I saw a few Moths flitting about the bulb before going to bed.
In the morning, shock horror! a frost! and -0.5c so I didn't expect much at all.

19 Moths in total which was pleasing, most of them in
the trays around the trap.


Clouded Drab

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 22/03/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Clouded Drab
6x Common Quaker
1x Small Quaker
7x Hebrew Character
1x Twin-spotted Quaker
2x Early Grey
1x Oak Beauty

Micro Moths

None recorded.


  1. Ben, what do you mean by trays around the trap? Show us a picture? My trays are all inside......Cheers Stewart.

  2. Hi Stewart
    Sorry I haven't a picture at hand but around the trap I place egg boxes on the outside of the trap vertically. Alot of Moths tend to settle in these.
    Also I have seed trays at the base of the hanging sheet, the theory behind it is the Moths fly at the sheet, and then drop down into the tray alot of the time choosing to stay there, it works so i've stuck with it.

  3. Nice tip Ben, I'll be trying that one...


  4. Hi Ben, moths have re-appeared at St Margaret's after several bank nights. Species much the same as yours but no Small Quakers yet.