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 19 May 2018

Big clear bulb best all round

A cracking night's mothing was had in the garden last Tuesday with 12 new for year species added to the year list and all macros as well.
Once again the clear bulb smashing the normal bulb out of the park.
Also, a running trend with my garden is that most new for year species turn up as singletons, this is relected quite strongly in this post .

Micro moths seems to be struggling in my garden this year.

I'll keep this post brief as i'm running out of time once more!

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 93.

Here is last Tuesday's new for year species.

Catch Report - 15/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Bright-line Brown-eye 1
Common Swift 1
Coxcomb Prominent 1
Eyed Hawk-moth 1
Heart & Dart 1
Knot Grass 1
Maiden's Blush 1
Pebble Prominent 1
Peppered Moth 1
Poplar Hawk-moth 1
Spectacle 1
White-spotted Pug 1

Bright-line Brown-eye

Common Swift

Coxcomb Prominent

Eyed Hawk-moth

Heart & Dart

Knot Grass

White-spotted Pug

Poplar Hawk-moth & Eyed Hawk-moth

Maiden's Blush - Seen better days!

Peppered Moth


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