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 17 August 2012

Back from Egypt but still awaiting internet at my new home!

I am still around! I even managed to get out last night mothing in a new woodland, more on that later on when I finally get the internet next friday!
Tonight I will be trapping in my new garden for the first time and I very much look forward to seeing what I get.

Already during the day time whilst I have been gardening I have noted.

Willow Beauty
Agriphila straminella
Agriphila tristella

Hope all my follower's are well and catching plenty of new moths in their traps, albeit quite down on numbers compared to previous years!



  1. Good luck in your new home Ben, you are slowly creeping nearer Biggleswade....I reckon this is a cunning plan to get some of my Toadflax Brocades !

  2. Waiting in anticipation...
    Good luck !

  3. Thanks guys, having no internet is grating on me abit now, with just mobile internet having to do! A lovely rosy footman last night in the garden, and in just 3 nights of trapping i am nudging 100 species.