The Magazine

Introduction to Atropos

Atropos is the UK journal for butterfly, moth and dragonfly enthusiasts, published four times a year including an annual Migration Review, available by subscription only.

Unique and varied content

A central theme of Atropos is insect migration, but its unique and varied content covers all subjects relevant to British Lepidoptera and Odonata, including conservation, identification, biology, field observations and material on Western Palearctic species of relevance to Britain. There are also occasional features on other popular insect groups, including grasshoppers, bees and ladybirds. Each issue contains a mixture of in-depth articles and lighter features, written by both professionals and amateurs.


Now in its 26th year!

2021 marked the 25th anniversary of Atropos. Issue 68, published in June 2021 is the official souvenir issue. If you missed it, you can buy a copy here.

In this issue:

  • 25 Years of Change
  • Moth Recording in Yorkshire
  • Britain’s Dragonfly Populations
  • Moth Populations in Warwickshire

The Atropos Team

The Atropos editorial team contains some of the top names in British entomology, all dedicated enthusiasts.


Mark Tunmore

Assistant editor

Sean Clancy

Editorial Panel

David Brown, John Chainey, Jason Chapman, Richard Fox, Adrian Parr, Mark Young

Conservation Advisors

Mark Parsons, Paul Waring


Scott Barron

Subscribe to Atropos, the magazine for butterfly moth and dragonfly enthusiasts

Individual (UK) With Migration Review £34.00


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Individual (UK) With Migration Review £40.00


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Library/Institution With Migration Review £50.00


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