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 20 September 2012

Garden Trap - 19-09-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Switching to the 125 last night yielded about the same amount of moths but three new ones for the garden, including singles of Barred Sallow and the lovely half and half form of Brown-spot Pinion and 3x Lunar Underwings.

Also a second Large Ranunculus turned up which was a pleasant surprise.


Catch Report -19-09-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brown-spot Pinion [NFG]
1x Barred Sallow [NFG]
3x Lunar Underwing [NFG]
4x Square-spot Rustic
3x Vine's Rustic
7x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Light Emerald
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing
11x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Pale Mottled Willow
1x Large Ranunculus
2x Silver-Y
1x Brindled Green
Micro Moths

None recorded!

Brown-spot Pinion and Barred Sallow

Lunar Underwing and Large Ranunculus

Lunar Underwing's


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