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

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Garden Trap 12-11-12 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

It's my Birthday! and to celebrate I went for a meal. I have also have had a terrible cold over the last 3 days and so getting up this morning was not a good idea! back to bed for me.

In the trap this morning were just 6 moths, not a great deal but did get garden firsts of December Moth and Beaded Chestnut.

The Beaded Chestnut I thought I may not get this year, as it gets later and colder....but wait it seems to be getting a little warmer! so fingers crossed for some more. 


Catch Report - 12-11-12 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

2x December Moth [NFG]
1x Beaded Chestnut [NFG]
1x Satellite
Micro Moths   

2x Acleris sparsana

December Moth - Male & Female

Beaded Chestnut


  1. Happy Birthday Ben. Send some December Moths up the A1, they're a rarity at The Dells.
    In fact EVERYTHING is a rarity at the mo....

  2. Haha, thanks Trent. Will do, they were quite common in a woodland in Suffolk last night. It's been a funny year.