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

Monday 17 May 2010

A much improved night

A much better night with a few new species for the year, cloudy and mild with a hint of drizzle but again the skies must have cleared from 11pm until 4am as it was very fresh this morning with clear skies.


Chinese Character

Scalloped Hazel

Shuttle-shaped Dart

Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 16/05/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Chinese Character [NFY]
1x Scalloped Hazel [NFY]
1x Waved Umber
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Brindled Pug
1x Oak-tree Pug
1x Early Grey
1x Pale Prominent
6x Hebrew Character
3x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Heart & Dart
1x Powdered Quaker
1x Clouded Drab

Micro Moths

None recorded!


  1. Scalloped Hazel must have had a synchronised hatch over 300 miles!