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

Friday 13 June 2014

A few extras the night after...

A brief post and a relatively small list of extras trapped the night after the 10th, compared to the next post I will be making...it may take a while!

Lovely to get another 6 additions to the garden year list.

Trapping again in the garden on Sunday night.

Catch Report - 11/06/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Oak Beauty [NFY]

1x Beautiful Hook-tip [NFY]
1x Beautiful Golden-Y [NFY]
1x Fan-foot [NFY]
2x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Light Emerald
1x Buff-tip
1x Flame Shoulder
1x Poplar Hawk-moth

Micro Moths 

1x Ditula angustiorana [NFY]
1x Coleophora sp [NFY]
2x Aphomia sociella
3x Celypha striana
1x Phyllonorycter harrisella

Beautiful Golden-Y

Coleophora sp

Ditula angustiorana

Beautiful Hook-tip


  1. Beautiful Golden-Y in the garden.......still waiting for this. They seem to be quite scarce in my immediate locality. All the best,

  2. Hi Matt, surprisin because they are quite a regular around here. The Plain one is the scarcer one. Cheers. Ben