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

Wednesday 14 April 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Tuesday night

A cool night again, but abit of cloud cover helped the temperature abit.
Not a bad numbers count but well down on species.
Of note was my second Red Chestnut of the year and a slightly aberrant Hebrew Character (one side the hebrew marking had a white tooth-like projection, and also the markings looked abit wrong in general)


Hebrew Character - aberration

Red Chestnut

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 13/04/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Red Chestnut
5x Early Thorn
3x Clouded Drab
10x Small Quaker
44x Common Quaker
8x Hebrew Character
8x Early Grey
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

None recorded!


  1. Meant to ask a long while ago. You post your garden trap lists as Hatfield Broad Oak - does your garden back on to woodland or is your garden a woodland!?

  2. Nice one on the Dotted Chestnut BTW - one I still haven't seen despite a couple of targeted attempts in Northants.