Moth Groups

Name of moth group Essex Moth Group
Number of Members More than 70
When was the group founded? January 20th 1996
Website address
Features on the website that may particularly interest visitors County maps for all species are available, based on latest data submitted to the County Recorder/s, with phenology chart, photos and text where available.
Contact details for enquiries Joe Firmin, 55 Chapel Road, West Bergholt, Colchester CO6 3EZ (Tel: 01206 241389).

Reg Fry: 01206 392502.
Is there a cost to join the group? No
How is information fed back to members? There is an essexmothgroup group at Yahoo! Groups. An annual review is provided to members as a report which can be collected at the annual meeting/exhibition and is available to download from the website.
Is there an active field events programme and are non-members welcome to attend these events? Details of field meetings are posted on the website. The group welcomes new members and anyone interested in helping or seeking information can contact Joe Firmin at 55 Chapel Road, West Bergholt, Colchester CO6 3EZ (Tel: 01206 241389).
A brief summary of the work of the group. The main aim of the group is to record moths in Essex and enable these data to be collated by the county recorder(s) to help inform knowledge on the status and autecology of species. The group regularly surveys habitats and nature reserve areas in Essex to assist conservation conducted by Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, National Trust and municipal and local nature reserves. There is an annual meeting/exhibition.

County Moth Recorders

All Moths
Peter R. Harvey BSc, 32 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex RM16 2YP


Butterfly Conservation – Cambridgeshire and Essex
Hilary Conlan
Tel: 01223 214 494



County Recorder – Ted Benton
13 Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2PY
Tel: 01206 86732

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