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 4 April 2015

Another Friday, another GMS night with similar shades of brown

Checked my trap at 6.30am this morning, max temp 10c at 9pm and this morning it is still a respectable 7c with none of that high wind we had last week.14 moths of 6 species was quite low but to be expected this time of year as we already shift from early to late spring (it feels like) Really pleased that 4 were new for the year though bringing the running total to 32 species for the year.

Catch Report -  03/04/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Brindled Pug [NFY]
1x Double-striped Pug [NFY]
1x Engrailed [NFY]
1x Clouded Drab
7x Hebrew Character

Micro Moths

3x Diurnea fagella [NFY]

Brindled Pug

Double-striped Pug


Diurnea fagella


  1. Engrailed- Nice one! - I usually manage one/two a year. I'm still waiting for it..............

  2. Thanks Matt, I see a few as well...probably 3 or 4 at the most.