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

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Sleeping Satellite and other moths

Tasmin Archer probably wasn't talking about a moth when she sang the lyrics 'Sleeping satellite' but it reminded me of the song as I spotted a skulking Satellite at the bottom of my trap, she was so docile and very sleepy probably due to the freezing misty conditions that awaited me on Tuesday morning.
Not much else to report unfortunately well at least it didn't take long to count the contents of the trap!

Catch Report -  12/10/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Satellite
1x Yellow-line Quaker
2x Green Brindled-crescent
2x Barred Sallow
1x Beaded Chestnut
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
3x Large Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

2x Epiphyas postvittana


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