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

Tuesday 23 June 2020

I have some catching up to do!

A catch from last Tuesday here in my garden, was pretty damn good! and another load of year listers were added to the 2020 garden list.

Highlights for me were, Red-necked Footman (Never annual here), Poplar Grey (Again, an uncommon moth in my garden with just a handful of records over the last 8 years), and Coronet, a species that is becoming much more frequent in my garden in recent years, such a lovely looking moth.
Scrobipalpa costella had not been seen here since 2015!

There is one Cnephasia sp to check which could be a new species for the garden. All in due course!

9 new species were added to the running total.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 270.

250w Clear MV Robinson Trap min 13c at 4:00am

Only New For Year Species Reported

Catch Report - 16/06/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Common White Wave 1 [NFY]
Coronet 1 [NFY]
Poplar Grey 1 [NFY]
Red-necked Footman 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Crambus perlella 1 [NFY]
Euzophera pinguis 1 [NFY]
Gypsonoma dealbana 1 [NFY]
Scrobipalpa costella 1 [NFY]
Tischeria ekebladella 1 [NFY]

Common White Wave


Crambus perlella

Euzophera pinguis

Gypsonoma dealbana

Poplar Grey

Red-necked Footman

Scrobipalpa costella

Tischeria ekebladella

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