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

Things are looking up!

A day later and with warmer temperatures during the day and a few degrees warmer overnight made all the difference with 5 new ones for the year in the trap and one found by daytime the next day.

It's exciting that things are finally getting more varied and peak mothing season can't be far away now!
It was a shame that both of the Geometrids were quite worn. 

The pretty Incurvaria was a female without the combed antennae, I commonly see the males so it was nice to get the other sex and in the trap.
From memory i've never had one in the trap before.

And despite having Ash in the vicinity and even a small tree in the garden, Prays fraxinella f.ruficeps was only the second record for the garden.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 81.

Here is last Saturday's new for year species.

Catch Report - 12/05/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Common Pug 1
Garden Carpet 1
Small Waved Umber 1

Micro Moths

Adela reamurella 1 (Daytime)
Incurvaria masculella [NFG]
Prays fraxinella f.ruficeps

Common Pug

Garden Carpet

Small Waved Umber

Adela reamurella

Incurvaria masculella

Prays fraxinella f.ruficeps

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