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

Sunday 6 November 2011

Catch Report - 04/11/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Still picking up the odd nice species including my second Grey Shoulder-knot of the year, a very mottled Mottled Umber and my first December Moth of the year, the little furry beast it is!
Weather wise we are well into autumnal weather now with cooler winds swinging around from the north and dominant cloud cover with misty and damp mornings.

Catch Report - 04/11/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden

Macro Moths

1x December Moth [NFY]
6x Sprawler
2x Green-brindled Crescent
2x Red-green Carpet
4x Feathered Thorn
1x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Satellite
3x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Chestnut
1x Mottled Umber
1x Grey Shoulder-knot

Micro Moths

2x Blastobasis adustella

December Moth

Grey Shoulder-knot

Mottled Umber


  1. I get lots of Decembers Ben, they fly round the trap like bumblebees!

  2. Nice! don't see many although this is my first Autumn in my new location so I really don't know what to expect :)