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 2 May 2020

Night of the proms

A cold and breezy night last night, after a day of sharp showers and hail storms, with temperatures struggling to 13 degrees.
By this morning it was a mere 4 degrees...expecting an empty trap, I was pleased to find 4 moths inside and 2 clinging to the house wall next to each other (The two Prominents).

Looking back at my garden records, I've never trapped both of the Swallow Prominents before, so a photo oppotunity was needed! The Swallow Prominent is extremely pale and the wedge is fairly wide for this species.

The weather starts to settle down a bit now, but still with cool nights predicted over the start of the week.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 92.

6 moths of 6 species to 125w MV Robinson Trap min 4c at 5:00am

Catch Report - 01/05/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Lesser Swallow Prominent 1 [NFY]
Swallow Prominent 1 [NFY]
Angle Shades 1
Heart & Dart 1
Nut-tree Tussock 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1

Micro Moths

None Recorded!
Swallow Prominent

Lesser Swallow Prominent

Pair of Prominents

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