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

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Garden Catch 26/07/18 - A-nother New Macro Moth!

Not a great deal of species back on the 26th of July, but a new moth for my garden was indeed the icing on the cake!
The moth was the beautiful, Gold Spot.
A moth I had only seen once before on a field trip to Rye Meads NR, a wetland habitat that seems to suit this moth well in the County.
I never got a photo of it as someone else took it for a photo, so it was great to get the opportunity to see the species up close.

There was only one other new species for the year, a Eucosma hohenwartiana.

Another moth of note was an Iron Prominent, not a common moth here, but even scarcer for the fact that she was a right old chunky girl! my first ever record of a female.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 435.

Here are the new for year species.

Catch Report - 26/07/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 250w Clear MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Gold Spot [NFG]

Micro Moths

Eucosma hohenwartiana

Gold Spot

Iron Prominent - Female

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