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 18 January 2020

A week goes by of wet and windy weather

Well, a week ago I trapped my last moth, it seems longer.

I suppose because even though it's been really mild at nights, the wind has been so strong that nothing has been willing to fly.

On Tuesday night, again it was wet and windy, but luckily there was one moth come the morning, and it was even in the trap this time! A tiny Acleris species clinging to the underneath of the perspex collar.
I get both species of Acleris (notana/ferrugana), the latter is commoner, owing to the nearest preferable habitat, so I usually lump them together in my yearly records now as they require dissection.

The weather has turned and now feels like a proper January, sunny and cold all day and frosts at night.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 9.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage

14/01/20 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Micro Moths

Acleris notana/ferrugana 1 [NFY]

Acleris notana/ferrugana