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

Monday 1 April 2019

Brindled Beauty Moth no.34 for 2019 as March comes to an end

A chilly night last night and down 3c, it didn't take long to count 12 moths, but... it only takes one moth to make it all worthwhile.
There was very little in or around the trap, but peering through the perspex I spotted a familiar moth..a stunning Brindled Beauty.
This moth is quite special to me for two reasons. The first, it's only the 4th garden record (With 1 last year and 2 in 2017). The second, the two in 2017 were my first of this species since beginning the mothing journey that started in 2006.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 35.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 15w Actinic x2 + 15w Synergetic Skinner Trap


Macro Moths

Brindled Beauty 1 [NFY]
Clouded Drab 2
Common Quaker 4
Small Quaker 2
Twin-spotted Quaker 1

Micro Moths

Emmelina monodactyla 2

Brindled Beauty

Brindled Beauty

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