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

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Sunday 21 December 2014

Last gasp new Macro for the garden

Hello all.
It has been very quiet on the mothing front these last few weeks in the garden, so much so that I haven't bothered trapping as regularly as last month.
I put the trap out on Thursday and was rewarded with a garden first Winter Moth, one I missed out on in 2012 (because of the horrific winter) and 2013 (because of wet weather).
Left all night I got just one extra moth, an Emmelina monodactyla.

I am frantically updating all of my moth records through excel presently so that is keeping me busy.

I would like to wish all of my followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Winter Moth


  1. A merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous New Year to you and yours Ben

  2. Thanks Trent....I guess I will come packing more wine for Matt next year! So close and can't believe you were 2 species off!