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

Sunday 8 March 2015

A Beautiful March Pale

Well after a disaster with the trap yesterday night, I managed to fix it and run it last night instead.
I am pretty damn glad I did as it yielded another 3 new species for the year including my second Pale Pinion for the garden.
I was rather lacking on the Noctuid department until now, where I found four Hebrew Characters inside the trap.
The temperature tonight could be quite cool so I will return to trapping on Monday night all being well and with no more mishaps!

Catch Report -  07/03/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Pale Pinion [NFY]
1x Oak Beauty [NFY]
1x Dotted Border [NFY]
4x Hebrew Character
2x March Moth

Micro Moths

2x Emmelina monodactyla

Dotted Border

Hebrew Character's

Oak Beauty

Pale Pinion


  1. Looks like we're getting very similar catches at the minute although no March Moth for me yet.

  2. Yes indeed Lee, thanks for the friend request btw.