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 be an opportunity to celebrate the 20th Moth Night since the launch of the event in 1998. 

(c) Bob Eades

More details will be available in due course, but the dates are confirmed, so enter them in your diaries today.  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, many thanks to those who took part, please submit your data via the "Submit your records now!" link to the right of this page or via a MapMate Sync file to CUK 6b0.

The deadline for data submission is Sunday, 2 December, 2018.

We are pleased to announce that this year we were able to offer a range of prizes for the event - check out the Taking Part page for more details, together with prizes already awarded. Have you recorded any species that qualify? 

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