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

Saturday 8 May 2010


Having just acquired 2 ALS 125w MV Robinson Traps on loan from Parndon Wood (many thanks gus!)
I started yesterday to give them a repair, and I have just ordered some clear perspex to tidy up the rainshields and also another 20 large egg boxes are on their way, all this hopefully will be ready by National Moth Night, which is in a weeks time!

Last night I ran one of the traps to see what difference it made from the MBT.

A Robinson Trap complete with 125w MV electrics - The daddy of Moth Traps.

The catch was as follows

2x Muslin Moth
9x Hebrew Character
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
3x Early Grey

So not much difference yet, but it is still early on in the season and we experienced cooler temperatures last night.

Next week on a mild night I hope to run both the 160w MBT and one of the 125w MV at Parndon Wood to compare results.



  1. Heheheh...Thats ma boy...I still dont catch as much as you lads further south though....

  2. I feel your pain! very slow and ice again grr