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 4 January 2013

First Moths of '13

Just the one Moth to the trap last night and first for the year, an Acleris schalleriana, did expect a few more but that is the way it goes I suppose!
Today outside a pub in Essendon, my second Moth for 2013 was an Early Moth, not a common Moth in my book, Moth is in the fridge ready for a photoshoot tomorrow!

I hope everyone else has started the year off well, although I think it might be a slow spring after all that rain we have had prior to Christmas.

Early Moth


  1. HNY Ben,

    I have had Early Moth in my garden most years due to the Hawthorn hedge I would say, none in 2012 though-
    After a big haul in local woods, I think I've got a chance of it this year.

  2. Good luck! and a happy new year to you too, bring on the moths!