About Moth Night


We are pleased to announce that the 20th Moth Night will take place between 26th and 28th September 2019.  The themes for the event will be Clifden Nonpareil and Migrants, and of course it will be an opportunity to celebrate the 20th Moth Night since the launch of the event in 1998. 

Clifden Nonpareil (c) Bob Eades

Public events are an excellent way to share the fascination of moths and we will again be providing a facility for you to publicise any public events you may be organising.

Moth Night 2018 was held between 14th - 16th June. You can submit your records until midnight on 9th December if you haven't done so yet.  Check out the Taking Part page for details of prizes for Moth Night 2018, together with prizes already awarded. 

Registered users can view a Summary of sightings so far for Moth Night 2018.

Organised by Atropos, Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by moth recording enthusiasts with local public events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.

Moth Night is normally confined to the warmest months; each event will last for three consecutive nights (Thursday – Saturday) and will take place on different date periods every year. You can participate on any one or more of these days or nights.

Participants are not required to comply with the theme and are encouraged to do their own thing.

In association with the Biological Records Centre at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, we have designed an easy-to-use Indicia-based online recording system available from the first day of the event until the deadline for data entry.

If you have any queries with respect to Moth Night, please email enquiries@mothnight.info.

Banner image of Clifden Nonpareil (c) Mark Parsons