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 13 April 2012

Catch Report - 12/04/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Another very good catch, the weather being slightly milder last night and thankfully the rain held off which was a godsend!.
78 moths this morning of 8 species is above average for my garden at this time of year so it was also pleasing to get my second Brindled Pug and first for the year, Chocolate-tip.
Still no micro's though! we soldier on and the coming weather looks as dire as ever.

Catch Report - 12/04/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland

Macro Moths

1x Chocolate-tip [NFY]
6x Red Chestnut

4x Small Quaker
16x Common Quaker
15x Hebrew Character
34x Clouded Drab
1x Brindled Pug
1x Twin-spotted Quaker

Micro Moths

None recorded



  1. Oh man FFS! We dont get them. We dont get anything ....sob.

  2. :( we don't get the Scarce Chocolate-tip, they are so nice though.