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National Moth Night 2018

Moth Night 2018 will be held between 14th - 16th June. The theme is Pyralid Moths and it will be both a day and night event. We are pleased to announce that this year we will offer a range of prizes for the event - check out the Taking Part page for more details.

Moth Night is an event jointly organised by Atropos (the journal for butterfly, moth and dragonfly enthusiasts) and Butterfly Conservation. It is an annual celebration of moth recording throughout Britain and Ireland.

The aims of the event are:

Moth Night is the UK’s annual celebration of moths and moth recording. Originally launched in 1999, the date varies each year to focus recording effort on different parts of the season. Atropos founded the event and it is now run jointly with Butterfly Conservation.

Every year Moth Night has a theme, the main theme for Moth Night 2016 is Hawk-moths. Events are confined to the warmest months and each event will last for three consecutive nights (Thursday – Saturday) and the event will take place on different date periods every year. Recording can take place on any one or more of these days or nights.

More information about the exciting things that will be happening over the three nights of this event can be found at http://www.mothnight.info

The full findings of each event are published in the journal Atropos.