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 5 February 2014

Some more moths!

Another month passes and weather has not really changed much! Although the night's seem to be a tad warmer so with this prospect I set the MV Robinson up last night in hope for at least something other than a Weevil!
It was indeed worth it, after half an hour a Pale Brindled Beauty was observed clinging to the window behind the trap.
Another two hours pass and I see something blowing in the wind caught in a cobweb on the back door.
It was good and bad news, it was a garden first Early Moth! The bad news, the spider had beat me too it!
Spurred on by a flurry of activity I left it running all night and come 7am I found 2 Chestnuts and a March Moth, all in the trap.

Catch Report - 04/02/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Early Moth [NFG]
1x March Moth [NFY]
1x Pale Brindled Beauty
2x Chestnut
Micro Moths

None Recorded!

March Moth


Pale Brindled Beauty

Early Moth - Spider 1, Me 0


  1. You're killing me at the moment Ben, I've only had 3 species so far.......

  2. Thanks Matt hehe, sorry must have missed you're comment! It has been touch and go with the weather hasn't it, either too wet, too windy, too cold or too much moon! Trap on again tonight after nearly half a month goes by!