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 in 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This website has become rather out of date over the last couple of years so we are gradually re-vamping it.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 annual macro and micro moth reports for 2016 were published in The Bedfordshire Naturalist in early December 2017 and have now been added to the reports page as pdfs. All the annual reports from 2005 to 2016 are there including 2010 which was added on 16th December 2017.

The macro and micro moth checklists were 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 2016 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 took over these species as well from March 2016.

  What's coming up...   Notes...  
  • Field trips for 2018 as yet to be decided


  • 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