The featured photo is of a larva of the micro-moth Eana incanana. The larvae of this species feed on the ripening pollen of Bluebells Hyacythoides non-scripta. They were found at a handful of Beds sites in 2015 and should be looked for now (late April). Photos by Melissa Banthorpe.

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This website has become rather out of date over the last couple of years so we are gradually re-vamping it.

The macro and micro moth checklists have been updated and the new versions published on 16th April 2016 are linked on the left hand side of the screen. Also added on 17th April were Excel versions of both.

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.

Please note that David Manning has now retired as the county micro-moth recorder after 30 years in the post and Andy & Melissa have taken these species over as well.

  What's coming up...   Notes...  
  • There are 3 events listed on the field meetings page. Others will be arranged soon


  • 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.
  • Some photos of moths in the county are on the Beds Flora & Fauna Blog.
  • There are some really good blogs of mothing in the county - see the Beds links page
  • All records to Andy & Melissa Banthorpe, 01462 850753, 32 Long Close, Lower Stondon, Beds SG16 6JS or