An annual celebration of moth recording
Moth Night is an annual celebration of moth recording in Britain and Ireland, organised by Butterfly Conservation and Atropos. The main purpose is to raise awareness of moths and moth recording among members of the public and in the media. Anyone can take part; all you need to do is record the moths you encounter on any or all of the specified days. There are plenty of organised events and information can be found about events in your area via the links below.
Every year there is a specific theme; for example in 2014, the theme was Woodland Moths. Nowadays, moth night is spread over several evenings, and generally during the warmer part of the year, to give enthusiasts the best chance of encountering a range of species.
There are a number of prizes offered by the generosity of a number of sponsors, for different categories of recorded species - these vary from year to year, but may include most significant or rarest immigrant records, or best photograph.
Once all the records are collated, the summary is published in the journal Atropos.
Moth Night 2015 took place between 10-12 September 2015, and the theme was migration.
Moth Night 2016 is scheduled for 9-11 June with a theme of Hawk moths.