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

Thursday 16 June 2016

Garden catch from Sunday night.

Another good catch from Sunday night saw a variety of the common moths I would come to expect at this time of year.
2 stunning Green Pugs were both found resting on top of the trap in the morning, they are so vibrant when fresh.
3 new for year moths were all micro's

The weather continues to be mild and have that muggy feel about it but with a cobstant threat of thudery showers. Night time lows of around 12c aren't too bad.

Catch Report - 12/06/16 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Grey Pug
2x Green Pug
2x Silver-ground Carpet
4x Ingrailed Clay
2x Orange Footman
8x Heart & Dart
1x Silver-Y
1x Scorched Wing
3x Common Swift
2x Mottled Rustic
1x Peppered Moth
1x Marbled Minor
1x Brimstone Moth
1x Clouded Silver
4x Large Nutmeg
2x Garden Carpet
1x Common Pug
2x Willow Beauty
2x Large Yellow Underwing

Micro Moths

2x Chrysoteuchia culmella [NFY]
1x Teleiodes luculella [NFY]
1x Parornix sp [NFY]
5x Plutella xylostella
1x Notocelia cynosbatella
3x Celypha striana
1x Aphomia sociella
3x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Argyresthia spinosella

Green Pug

Epiphyas postvittana