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 17 March 2018

Mid-week mothing

I ran the trap on back to back nights Wednesday and Thursday as both nights as it was a great miimum of around 7 or 8 degrees with fairly settled albeit a bit wet conditions.

The moths did respond with a handful of species turning up to keep the interest going, but statistically this is the worst spring for me on record since 2006.

New for year were Clouded Drab and Small Quaker.

A really pale Common Quaker was also noted and photographed. 

The weather has once again dipped to minus degrees with snow imminent from the continent.

Catch Report - 14/03/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Small Quaker 2 [NFY]
Common Quaker 4
Hebrew Character 1

Micro Moths

Agonopterix heracliana 1

Catch Report - 15/03/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Clouded Drab 1 [NFY] 
Chestnut 1
March Moth1

Oak Beauty 1
Satellite 2

Small Quaker 1

Micro Moths

Agonopterix heracliana 2
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Clouded Drab

Common Quaker

Hebrew Character

Small Quaker

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