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 28 May 2018

3rd new Macro Moth for 2018

Friday night I ran the trap after another warm and muggy day with highs of 23 degrees, it felt a bit warmer than that with the humidity.

There wasn't a great deal in the trap come the morning as it was rather cool and misty, but a new moth for my garden and one I haven't seen very often and being my 12th record in 12 years with most of my records from mature woodland. 

The moth in question was Dingy Shell, quite a distinctive looking moth and unusual in the fact that it sits like a Butterfly.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 120.

Here is last Friday's new for year species.

Catch Report - 25/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Dingy Shell 1 [NFG]
Common Marbled Carpet 1
Silver-Y 1

Micro Moths 

Celypha striana 1

Dingy Shell

Celypha striana


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