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 8 June 2019

7 at 7, A windy but productive night

Extremely windy and a bit soggy as well and not particularly warm, with a minimum of 10c it felt a little cool in that wind this morning.
I also got up rather late at 7am and didn't expect to tick off 7 new for years! 
A nice variety as well, and all common moths.

In the evening whilst drying out the trap from the heavy downpours we had today, I decided to do my daily tapping of the bushes in my garden.
It was well worth it, with two more year listers added, Treble Brown Spot and Udea olivalis.

Photos were extremely tricky to take, with the poor light and the on and off blustery showers.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 163.

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


Macro Moths

Buff Ermine 1 [NFY]
Freyer's Pug 1 [NFY]
Green Pug 1 [NFY]
Grey Pug 2 [NFY]
Scorched Wing 1 [NFY]
Tawny Marbled Minor 1 [NFY]
Treble Brown Spot 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Hedya pruniana 1 [NFY]
Udea olivalis 1 [NFY]

Buff Ermine

Freyer's Pug

Green Pug

Grey Pug

Scorched Wing

Tawny Marbled Brown

Treble Brown Spot

Udea olivalis