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

Sunday 24 May 2020

Windy and not very good mothing weather

Cool and breezy here last night in North Herts, and far from the recent muggy nights we have experienced.
Just 30 moths of mostly common species graced the trap, I used the Actinic instead for a change.

2 more species were added to the year list though, Silver Y & Celypha striana.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 172.

30 moths of 13 species to 40w U-tube Actinic & 15w Actinic + 15w Synergetic Trap min 9c at 5:00am 

Catch Report - 23/05/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts   

Macro Moths

Silver Y 1 [NFY]
Freyer's Pug 1
Common Wainscot 2
Treble Lines 1
Heart & Dart 10
Large Nutmeg 4
Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
Vine's Rustic 2

Micro Moths

Celypha striana 1 [NFY]
Argyresthia trifasciata 1
Epiphyas postvittana 1

Udea olivalis 1

Celypha striana

Silver Y

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