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

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Catch Report - 14/11/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Trapped again last night and with just 4 Moths I would have normally have been thoroughly disappointed....but one of the moths was a first for me in the form of a Scarce Umber, having never seen it in the previous 5 years of Moth trapping!
Shame about the chip in the wing though! can't have everything I suppose.

All was worth it in the end, very chilly this morning at 7c.
It just goes to show that you never know what you might find in the morning!

Catch Report - 14/11/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Scarce Umber [NEW!]
1x Chestnut
1x Dark Chestnut
1x Sprawler

Micro Moths

None Recorded

Scarce Umber


  1. Thanks Mark, that is one of the common 'unseen' ones ticked off, next up Small Angle Shades....may be in for a wait :)