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

Saturday 14 December 2013

Macro no 226 for the year..can you guess what it is!

So I spoke to soon saying I would not get another specie by the end of the year.
Winter Moth has proved me wrong, I dd not get any of these last year so this is a garden first, all 4 of them. 
2 more moths made it 6.
An unexpected Lesser Yellow Underwing was my latest ever record after my previous latest on 06-11-2009.

The weather continues to be rather up and down, we have had lots of fog recently followed by rain, but with mild temperatures up to 12c daytime and dropping to a minimum of 8c at night.

Catch Report - 12/12/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

4x Winter Moth [NFG]
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

1x Acleris schalleriana

Acleris schalleriana

Winter Moth and LeYU!

Winter Moth


  1. I had a Less Y U in January Ben ...

  2. Wow, that would be your earliest record then....

  3. Earliest county record by a long chalk according to thr recorders