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 24 February 2020

Species no.17 - Small Quaker

Considering it was 8c minimum last night here in Stevenage, I expected a few more judging by other people's catches
Then I looked back and reminded myself that, at 17 species for the year at the end of February, this is my best start to the year list since I started my first full year in 2013, so all isn't bad really!

The first Small Quaker of the year turned up in the trap along with a Hebrew Character. The remaining two moths were March Moths (Which rarely go into the trap).

Once again, the wind is causing problems again, this has been the norm for over 2 weeks now.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 17.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

23/02/20 - 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Small Quaker 1 [NFY]
Hebrew Character 1
March Moth 2

Small Quaker

March Moth