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 22 November 2014

A very short post

Hello all.
A quick update from the week just gone.

I ran the trap on Wednesday night (well I swapped my 125w MV bulb for a 40w Actinic because a) to try another light source and b) to save a bit of leccy in the process)
The return was just a single Sprawler, oddly exactly the same as a friend of mine in Rayleigh.

Better was 3 Emmelina monodactyla's and an Angle Shades at works 30w Security light....how odd that this attracted more in a town centre than my Actinic and MV efforts recently!

I got a report of a White Ermine just a few days ago from David Kirk in Hemel Hempstead, and a few more reports of Pale Brindled Beauties....nature definitely is totally and utterly confused this year!

I won't bore you with comparisons of epic proportions, but last year did fare better in my garden during November as this post proves 

And here are some pictures to remind us of how good a year we had in Herts...

All that sorting out...Wife was very pleased

Mothing on the farm in Braughing

Part of the haul (245+ species night)

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