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

Monday 8 April 2013

Was it just mild enough?

I think so. 
Yes it is rather cold and breezy out there this morning.
The warmest bit of the night at dusk (from 8pm til 10pm) there were no moths.
This morning though I have 2x Hebrew Character, 1x Chestnut, 1x Small Quaker and 1x Oak Beauty.
Not bad but not great!

Catch Report - 07-04-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

1x Oak Beauty [NFG]
1x Small Quaker [NFG]
2x Hebrew Character
1x Chestnut

Small Quaker

Oak Beauty


  1. Nice Oak Beauty ... wine bet should read 15, 14. 13, you've added my latest two moths to Matts total ... he's hard enough to beat as it is Ben !

  2. Whoops! I have made a mistake already and we are barely going anywhere with these totals! Looking good for tonight fingers crossed!

  3. It's a start, Ben. It's a start... ;-)

    Do let us know how you get on with that blacklight. I've been eyeing one up for a little while, too.


  4. Will do Bill, I have yet to use it, but I did put it in the living room one evening and it was still running after 5 hours.