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

Friday 11 May 2018

Daytime lure action take two

During last Saturday day-time I popped the EMP Lure out for the Emperor Moth and was rewarded with another two Emperor Moths, that makes 4 this year so far.

Lure was put out at 2:30pm and the moths arrived at 3:00pm and 3:15pm

There was also a Ruby Tiger that seemed very keen on the scent and flew straight past it into the hedge, probably chance but interesting all the same. 

This wouldn't be the first time that the lure has attracted other species, including Butterflies on occasions that were probably getting mixed signals! 

Here is a link to a quick video of the first Emperor attracted


Catch Report - 05/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - Daytime

Macro Moths

Emperor Moth 2
Ruby Tiger 1

Ruby Tiger

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