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

Sunday 25 April 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Saturday night

A lovely warm and sunny day which went abit hazy towards the evening looked perfect but a bright moon and cooler temperatures might have put the moths off abit.
Still a nice variety of species including first of the year of Least Black Arches.

Also two new Moths seen for the year included Chocolate-tip (a yearly garden regular) and the Micro Twenty Plume (also seen every year)
Both of these Moths were attracted to lights at work, unfortunately I didn't have my camera but am hoping these two species visit my trap these coming weeks!


Least Black Arches


Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 24/04/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Least Black Arches [NFY]
2x Streamer
4x Early Thorn
2x Common Quaker
1x Powdered Quaker
13x Hebrew Character
1x Early Grey
1x Brindled Pug
1x Herald

Micro Moths

1x Acleris schalleriana
5x Emmelina monodactyla


  1. Least Dark Arches- superb!

    1 turned up at The Lodge during the week and caused a stir!
    Keep up the good work, not a lot in my trap this morning....

  2. Cheers Matt, appreciate the comments.