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

Tuesday 17 June 2014

A Wave of moths

I ran the trap again last night, and just recorded the species that weren't present on the previous night, there were just a few.
Interestingly I hardly re-caught anything despite releasing the moths in the alleyway about 15 metres from my trap.
Of note was a garden first Small White Wave and a year first Dwarf Cream Wave.

A second Varied Coronet for the year was also very welcome,

Catch Report - 16/06/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Small White Wave [NFG]

1x Dwarf Cream Wave [NFY]
1x Willow Beauty
1x Double-striped Pug
1x Buff Ermine
1x Turnip Moth
2x Heart & Club
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Snout
2x Light Emerald 
1x Small Emerald
1x Buff-tip

Micro Moths 

1x Udea prunalis

Small White Wave

Dwarf Cream Wave

Small Emerald

Varied Coronet