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 13 December 2020

A brief window of warmer weather

I trapped two nights at the end of last week (Thursday/Friday) using my clear 125w MV bulb.
Very low numbers, but I usually don't get much if anything when I light up between November and February.
So I was pleased with three moths on each occasion.
The best was only my second Grey Shoulder-knot of the year.
The trap is out again, as it is to stay above 8 degrees all night. Bit windy though.....

10/12/20 - 125w Clear MV Rpbinson Trap

Mottled Umber 1
Chestnut 2 

11/12/20 - 125w Clear MV Rpbinson Trap

December Moth 1
Grey Shoulder-knot 1
Mottled Umber 1 (Different specimen)

Grey Shoulder-knot

December Moth

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