Moth Groups

Name of moth group Northamptonshire Moth Group
Number of members Approx. 25
When was the group founded? No fixed start date, but the website came into being in 2003
Website address

Features on the website that may particularly interest visitors The species accounts depict local distribution maps at 10Km scale, with indications of historic records dating back to the mid 19th Century
Contact details for enquiries County Macro Moth Recorder: John Ward,
County Micro Moth Recorder: David Manning,
Macro Moth Data Collator: Mark Hammond, , or
Is there a cost to join the group? No
How is information fed back to members?

There is a Notice Board page on both the macro- and micro-moth websites:


We do also send out emails to group members, giving details of field trips, dates for record submission, etc

Is there an active field events programme and are non-members welcome to attend these events? Yes. Run by members of the group throughout the year. These events are posted on the website, along with results of species seen, e.g.:
A brief summary of the work of the group.
  • To raise local awareness of moths occurring within VC 32
  • To encourage the submission of record data, regardless of source, to create a fuller picture of the local fauna
  • To rediscover ‘lost’ species i.e. those for which there has been a significant gap in records over the past 20 or so years
  • Monitor local BAP species
  • To collate data for submission to National Moth Recording Schemes (e.g. Moths Count run by Butterfly Conservation).

County Moth Recorders

John Ward, 109 Blandford Avenue, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 9AS

Tel: 01536 483310

David Manning, 27 Glebe Rise, Sharnbrook, Bedford, MK44 1JB


Butterfly Conservation Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire
Martin Izzard



County Recorder – Mark Tyrrell
8 Warwick Close, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6JH
Tel: 01933 389 748

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