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

Friday 23 July 2010

2 new Moths - last gasp for my garden.

My garden went out on a bang on tuesday night with two more species added to the final garden list.
I've yet to total it but its in excess of 500 species (macro & micro) for 3 years of dedicated traping, sorting and identifying!

Here are the two new species, both have had better days unfortunately!

Dark Spinach

Scarce Silver-lines (These are beautiful when fresh i'm told)

Other good moths on the night......

Waved Black (A Nationally Scarce B species that feeds on moss/lichens)

Double Lobed


  1. Nice 'Swan song' Ben. I've never seen any of those!! Good luck in your new place.


  2. Hope your new domicile has good mothing prospects Ben, over 500 ! man that is impressive

  3. Good luck with the move. I'd struggle to leave my garden and start again, but I suppose that the new sites will be a new challenge and hopefully some new species. No Waved Black, Scarce Silver Lines or Dark Spinach down here, nice finale.
    best wishes,