The Moth Pages - an introduction
Moth pages linked to this page . . .
Although called Butterfly Conservation, the society also has an interest in the conservation of moths and their habitats. After all, moths and butterflies together form the order Lepidoptera, the divisions of which are artificially imposed.
Most branches have a moth officer whose remit is to help members take an interest in moths and our field trip programme usually includes several moth related events. The moth officer for the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Branch is John Murray John.Murray@open.ac.uk assisted by Andrew Wood firstname.lastname@example.org. They are able to act as a point of contact between members and the county moth recorder. For Hertfordshire and Middlesex the county recorder is Colin Plant email@example.com.
Moths come in an amazing variety of sizes and colours, and different species can be found flying throughout the year including during the winter months. Here are just a small selection of the variety of species that can be encountered in our branch area.
In 2000 the Herts & Middx Moth Group was formed and in 2008 the
Moths of Hertfordshire was published.
This book provides detailed information on the distribution of Hertfordshire's moths. Previous to that in 1993, Colin Plant had written the Larger Moths of
the London Area. This book provided detailed information on the status and distribution of the macrolepidoptera within the Greater London Area. Covering an
area of 20 miles radius from St. Paul's Cathedral, this book therefore included the whole of Middlesex and the south of Hertfordshire.
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