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

Thursday 14 June 2012

Catch Report - 13/06/12 - Back Garden/Farmland

Another rather mundane catch this morning, but shimmering at the bottom of the trap.... what's that? Ah a Beautiful Golden-Y and only my second ever to boot!
Catch Report - Braughing 13/06/12 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Beautiful Golden-Y [NFY]
2x Brown Rustic
2x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Marbled Minor
1x Buff Ermine
1x Burnished Brass
1x Clouded Silver
1x Garden Carpet
17x Common Swift
1x Pale Tussock
2x Peppered Moth
3x Ingrailed Clay
8x Treble Lines
2x White Ermine
1x Swallow Prominent 
7x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Silver-ground Carpet
8x Nutmeg
9x Rustic Shoulder-knot

Micro Moths

1x Celypha lacunana
1x Cnephasia sp.
1x Udea olivalis

Beautiful Golden-Y


  1. ..............and I've still never seen one!
    I believe BG-Y is not very common in Beds.

  2. Still never seen Plain. They are both listed as common in books, but are far from it! Ive had more Scarce Bordered Straws in my 7 years of trapping. Loving the avatar by the way :D