The featured photo is of the second county record of Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa. This came to a moth trap in Biggleswade on 31st July 2020. Photo by Lionel Burgess.

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Follow Beds moths on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/1504712746407381 and especially please join our email group.

This website has become rather out of date over the last couple of years so we are gradually re-vamping it.

FOR MOTH RECORDS SUBMISSION PLEASE SEE THE RECORDS PAGE FOR MORE INFO AND CONTACT ANDY & MELISSA THE COUNTY RECORDERS.
We do use iRecord and regularly verify the records submitted there. If submitting  regular records please use the moth submission forms on there or the moth submission method in the app - more details on our RECORDS PAGE.
Please DO NOT USE iNaturalist as we do not see these records and cannot verify them. Therefore they are "lost" and not useable for conservation for example..

All the annual moth reports from 2005 onwards are available on the moth reports page. The 2020 provisional macro and micro moth reports were added on 1st May 2021.

The page on Bedfordshire Clearwing Moths has been updated to include records from the period 2011 to 2020.

The macro and micro moth checklists were updated in 2021 and the new versions published in July are linked on the left hand side of this page. These will be updated again in summer 2022.

The details of additional species of macro moth recorded in the county since publication of The Butterflies and Moths of Bedfordshire in 1997 was updated on 17th April 2016. The equivalent micro moth file is next to be updated after which additions in the 2017 to 2020 period will be added.

Page updated 24th July 2021

 

  What's coming up...   Notes...  
  • Due to COVID-19 all field trips were cancelled. Please check the Facebook and email groups for any changes.

 

 
  • Don't forget that you can send in records to the recorders at any time of the year but bulk records are better sent in at the end of the season.
  • Most discussion of moths in Bedfordshire is on the Beds Moth Group Facebook group
  • All records to Andy & Melissa Banthorpe, 01462 850753, 32 Long Close, Lower Stondon, Beds SG16 6JS or