Welcome to Atropos
Atropos is the UK journal for butterfly, moth and dragonfly enthusiasts, published four times a year, including an annual Migration Review. This website is a resource for visitors to find out about latest sightings, how to get involved in recording in their local area and to share information with other enthusiasts.
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News From Flight Arrivals
Potentially the first Aethes deaurana for the UK was trapped at Weymouth, Dorset, on 23rd May by Paul Harris who has kindly supplied the image of the moth above.
May 2017 has brought several migrant moths to our shores including Striped Hawkmoths in Carmarthenshire, Essex, Cornwall and the Isle of Wight, Purple Clouds in Suffolk and Dungeness and two Small Marbled at Portland.
There was also an influx of Red-veined Darter in the month, including records from Derbyshire, Lancashire, East Yorkshire, Suffolk and Cornwall.
For all the latest news of migrant insects visit Flight Arrivals.
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Moth of the Month
Each month Flight Arrivals will be awarding a £20 prize for the best photo posted on the Flight Arrivals news page. This prize can be used against purchases from Atropos Books.
To be eligible for the prize all you need to do is post an image of the moth trapped with your news on Flight Arrivals. To qualify images must not have been previously published.