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 22 February 2020

Wind wind and more wind

It literally hasn't stopped... although it's been fairly mild with it, the moths just haven't been inclined to show themselves much this past week (I don't blame them).

I trapped twice last week on Wednesday and just last night (Friday) and managed 5 moths over the two sessions with two new for year species.

One was a lucky find last night. As I opened the french doors going out onto the patio to take something to the bin, an really grubby looking Agonopterix heracliana flew in, it being a first for 2020, with that I popped the trap on out of chance and was rewarded with 3 moths in it come this morning.

Both Wednesday's new for year Common Quaker and last nights example, were clearly different moths!

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 16.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

19/02/20 - 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Common Quaker 1 [NFY]

21/02/20 - 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Common Quaker 1
Hebrew Character 1

Micro Moths

Agonopterix heracliana 1 [NFY]
Tortricodes alternella

Agonopterix heracliana

Common Quaker

Common Quaker

Hebrew Character

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