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 24 February 2012

Catch Report - 23/02/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

A little cooler last night with slightly more wind evident. The catch once again blew all my expectations away with only my 3rd ever Early Moth and new for year singles of Common Quaker and Small Quaker.
I shall be having a break over the weekend and back to trapping on the Monday.

Catch Report - 23/02/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Common Quaker [NFY]
1x Small Quaker [NFY]
3x Spring Usher
5x Satellite
3x March Moth
4x Pale Brindled Beauty
3x Chestnut
1x Early Moth

Micro Moths

4x Tortricodes alternella

Early Moth

Common Quaker

Small Quaker


  1. You're killing it at the moment Ben!- after recording Early Moth for the last 2 years, I seem to be struggling this year..........

  2. Thanks Matt, I am super lucky with my habitat, Early Moth is always a rare beastie, despite lots of thickets of Blackthorn here...perhaps it does not come to light much?