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 2 May 2015

May Dismay

A single moth last night in the trap, but at least it was a new one a slightly worn Oak-tree Pug.
I ended up turning the trap off at 12am as it was 3 degrees, clear and with a bright moon and totally not worth running for the next 6 hours for probably nothing else!
I'm looking forward to warmer night time temperatures which should be starting as of tonight.

Catch Report -  01/05/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Oak-tree Pug [NFY]

Micro Moths

None recorded!

Oak-tree Pug - Saves the night!


  1. Warmer nights will be welcome, even with the rain. At least it will hide the full moon and increase the humidity.
    Looking promising.

  2. Good luck matey, it could be 'ok' tonight...well anything is better than one moth!

  3. Hi Ben, I'm sorry to see that moth numbers are so low. I really do hope they pick up asap!

  4. Hello Lucy, yes it is quite a bad time of year anyway as we shift from Spring to Summer but this year is exceptionally slow. We desperately need to cloudy moon-less nights!