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 24 June 2013

Heart & Darts for everyone

A Heart & Dart for everybody last night with 19 individuals. Still not a great deal, but was happy with a few new garden moths for the year to keep the interest ticking over.
Cacoecimorpha pronubana was new for the garden.
Considering the windy and clear conditions last night and down to 8c this morning I didn't do too bad.
The next few nights look much better for a spot of woodland trapping with the genny.

Catch Report - 23/06/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x Dark Arches [NFY]
1x Snout [NFY]

3x Rustic Shoulder-knot
19x Heart & Dart
3x Vine's Rustic
8x Common Swift
1x Green Silver-lines
1x Pale Tussock
2x Large Nutmeg
1x Marbled Minor
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Grey Pug

Micro moths

1x Cacoecimorpha pronubana [NFY]

1x Celypha lacunana
1x Hedya pruniana

Cacoecimorpha pronubana

Pale Tussock

Green Silver-lines

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