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 27 May 2013

Mothing under clear skies

Cool and chilly this morning but absolutely beautiful now.
7 moths was actually quite surprising and I have a Pug for id query, looks like Common but seems very well marked.

2 more new for the garden kept the ball rolling slowly....

Catch Report - 26/05/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x Red Twin-spot Carpet NFG
1x Chinese Character NFG

1x Lesser Swallow Prominent
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Common Pug
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro moths

None recorded!

Common Pug

Chinese Character

Brimstone Moth


  1. Looks like a well marked Common Pug to me Ben?

  2. Yeah that is what I suspected, it doesn't match with anything else, but not a form I usually see.
    Thanks Matt.