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 13 November 2011

Catch Report - 07/11/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

A shade milder and south winds blowing prompted me to put the trap out, I was lucky I did as it rewarded me with my second UK Pearly Underwing specimen, and a bonus that it was a lovely pinky form.

Catch Report - 07/11/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Pearly Underwing
1x Turnip Moth

3x December Moth
7x Sprawler
1x Green-brindled Crescent
5x Feathered Thorn
3x Satellite
1x Yellow-line Quaker
2x Brick
3x Chestnut
2x Mottled Umber

Micro Moths

1x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana

Turnip Moth & Pearly Underwing

Mottled Umber


  1. Nice comparison pic of Pearly & Turnip...I haven't recorded a Pearly U in my garden but lately I have trapped a few large Turnip M's.
    This is a very useful pic for me Ben, Cheers

  2. Your welcome Trent, I think the Turnips are immigrants now.