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

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Prom night in Stevenage

With yesterday's moths still in pots, it made it easy to see what had turned up new from last night. A slightly better night aswell with 2 new Prominents and a Muslin Moth. Also a good count of Shuttle-shaped Dart (5)
I will continue to use my Actinic for awhile I think as it seems to be yielding better results than the MV of late.

Catch Report - 21-05-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 2x40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pebble Prominent [NFG]
1x Lesser Swallow Prominent [NFG]
1x Muslin Moth [NFG]
5x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Yellow-barred Brindle
1x Hebrew Character

1x Common Quaker
1x Double-striped Pug
Micro Moths

None recorded!

Pebble, Lesser Swallow Prom and what's that?

Muslin Moth

Lesser Swallow Prominent


  1. Ben
    For your What's That, I am going to proffer a Common Quaker, but the Kidney and the Oval seem to be joined in matrimony! so my suggestion is without expertise

    From a novice Moth-er
    Ray (Stokelymort)

  2. Hehe yes indeed it is, I could not quite portray my sarcasm through typed text :)