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 7 June 2020

Year 1st's on the 1st of June

Monday was a warm day, and the night held up pretty well and not dropping like a stone (like recent nights this weekend).
I plumped for the 250w bulb for that extra drawing power, and it worked, with a further 10 new species added to the year list, it was well worthwhile.

All common species, but some nice and fresh examples, especially Beautiful Golden Y which is a beauty, but even plainer species like Snout and Riband Wave, when looked at closely exude fantastic delicate markings.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 214.

250w MV Robinson Trap min 10c at 4:30am 

Only New For Year Species Reported

Catch Report - 01/06/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Beautiful Golden Y 1 [NFY]
Grey Pug 1 [NFY]
Heart & Club 1 [NFY]
Riband Wave 1 [NFY]
Snout 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Chrysoteuchia culmella 1 [NFY]
Eudonia mercurella 1 [NFY]
Nephopterix angustella 1 [NFY]
Pandemis cerasana 1 [NFY]
Tortrix viridana 1 [NFY]

Beautiful Golden Y

Eudonia mercurella

Grey Pug

Heart & Club

Nephopterix angustella

Riband Wave


Tortrix viridana

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