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

Monday 22 June 2015

Keep em' coming

Another good night but pale in comparison to Friday night's catch, six new ones kept the ball rolling.
The weather continues to get warmer and by mid-week it looks to peak again so it will be field trip time again.

Catch Report -  21/06/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Beautiful Hook-tip [NFY]
1x Double Square-spot [NFY]
1x Blood-vein [NFY]
1x Freyer's Pug [NFY]
1x Treble Brown Spot
1x Garden Carpet

1x Riband Wave
1x Green Pug
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Flame
1x Flame Shoulder
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Straw Dot
2x Green Silver-lines
2x Dark Arches 
7x Heart & Dart
1x Uncertain
1x Silver-Y
1x Snout
1x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Tawny Marbled Minor
2x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Cinnabar

Micro Moths

1x Cnephasia sp [NFY]
1x Tortrix viridana [NFY]
2x Blastobasis lacticolella [NFY]
1x Lozotaenia forsterana
1x Pammene regiana
1x Cochylis molliculana
1x Celypha striana
1x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1x Epiphyas postvittana

Beautiful Hook-tip

Blastobasis lacticolella

Double Square-spot

Lozotaenia forsterana

Blastobasis lacticolella

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