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 12 July 2020

Catch Report - 03/07/20

Trying to keep track of all of my new for year species on a daily basis has been tricky at times, then the photos take a few days to process, and then we are a few weeks behind already!

On the 02nd of July, a rather large plain Celypha lacunana was nearly mistaken for a garden first Orthotaenia undulana, shame but sometimes my initial identification leads me astray!

Three late year first Cnephasia's were potted up, I will get these checked in due course.

4 new for years was a little on the low side, but the weather had been a bit temperamental during the beginning of July.

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 328.

Only New For Year Species Reported

125w MV Robinson Trap min 12c at 4:00am

Catch Report - 02/07/20 - Back Garden - Stevenage - North Herts

Macro Moths

Brown-tail 1 [NFY]
Flame 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Acleris forsskaleana 1 [NFY]

Cnephasia sp 3 [NFY]

Acleris forsskaleana


Celypha lacunana

Cnephasia longana

Cnephasia sp


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