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 22 February 2019

Catch Report 21/02/19 - A record breaking catch for February

Last night, I set my trap up after a warm and sunny day with highs of 16c, this is pretty unprecedented for February and looks to be a prolonged warm spell lasting well into next week.

Like i've said before, the consequences of a warm sunny day, are clear cold nights. And that really has been the case here with lows of 5c this morning, I wasn't expecting much at all.

To count 21 moths in and around the trap was unbelievable for here.

There were two new for year species, Hebrew Character and Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, both expected here in good numbers.

It was nice to get another specimen each of Satellite and Oak Beauty, both differnt from the previous night.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 18.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

Hebrew Character 1 [NFY]
Chestnut 1
Dotted Border 6
March Moth 4
Oak Beauty 1
Pale Brindled Beauty 1
Satellite 1

Micro Moths

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1 [NFY]
Agonopterix heracliana 1
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Tortricodes alternella 1  


Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Emmelina monodactyla

Hebrew Character

Oak Beauty

Pale Brindled Beauty

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