Registered recorders: Click here to see a map of Moth Night 2012 recorded locations!
***** Moth Night 2013 will be held from 8 - 10 August 2013 *****
Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, Moth Night is the annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland by enthusiasts with local events aimed at raising awareness of moths among the general public.
Each year has a theme, for 2013 the theme is Tiger Moths, although recorders are always welcome and encouraged to do their own thing and the event will take place on different date periods. Events are confined to the warmest months and each event will last for three consecutive nights (Thursday – Saturday). Recording can take place on any one or more of these nights.
In association with the Biological Records Centre at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, we have a comprehensive and easy-to-use online recording system for all Moth Night records available from the first day of the event until the deadline for data entry of Sunday, 1 December 2013. As well as reducing the incidence of data duplication, the online recording system dramatically improves the efficiency of data handling and validation of the many thousands of records received each year and gives participants immediate feedback of their own records and where records have been submitted throughout the British Isles. Click here for further details and FAQs about online recording.
The full findings of each event are published in the journal Atropos.
Prizes for various categories are kindly donated by Atropos Books, Anglian Lepidopterist Supplies, Apollo Books and Bioquip.