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

Thursday 22 August 2019

05/08/19 & 06/08/19 - Another Double post to catch up!

Still well behind with my records, even further so with starting my new job as an Ecology Ranger! it's been a tough week with my litle boy in and out of A&E, so moths have been on hold recently.

I'll keep i brief... below are the two catches from the beginning of August and featured all of the expected species for this time of year, albeit featuring an extremely late year first Cabbage Moth on the 05th!
Best moth, a garden first Pediasia contaminella.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 405.

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


Macro Moths

Cabbage Moth 1 [NFY]
Svensson's Copper Underwing 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Cochylis molliculana 2 [NFY]
Pediasia contaminella 1 [NFG]

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


Macro Moths

Flounced Rustic 2 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Agriphila geniculea 3 [NFY]
Ypsolopha parenthesella 1 [NFY]

Agriphila geniculea

Cabbage Moth

Cochylis molliculana

Flounced Rustic

Flounced Rustic

Pediasia contaminella

Svensson's Copper Underwing

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