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 5 May 2010

Night of the living dead!

8 Moths of 2 species this morning, after Met Office predicted 9c most of the night I thought i'd be silly not to put the trap ou, at 11pm it was 3c and this morning 2.2c brrr!

The catch.....

7x Hebrew Character
1x Early (or late) Grey

So here's a randomn blonde haired Norweigan kid crying his pants off for your viewing pleasure, bec
ause this is how I feel right about now!


  1. Just goes to show the differences in location/weather! I had quite a good show last night (compared to previous weeks) with 9 moths of 9 species. Including Iron Prominent, Muslin Moth and Spectacle. My best catch so far (although I've only been mothing for 2 months, lol!)



  2. Cheer up Ben- I've been Mr. Hebrew Character only until last night. A large haul is just round the corner!

  3. I know I know, well the trap is on again, what a difference a day makes! cloudy and 10c at present and just had a Brimstone Moth come pootling around the trap!