Lancashire Moth Recording
An informal group of amateur moth recorders, working to continue the recording of moths in VC59  & VC60 and  to help other moth enthusiasts.

Please help us to help you. 
We are all just beginning to tackle the tasks involved in acting as country recorders. Any suggestions you can give will be welcomed.

Spreadsheet fix. For Open Office Only.
 If you use the Open Office versions of the spreadsheets (not Excel) can you pleas download the latest versions via the links on the Submitting Records page.
A small error has been found that caused some of the name lookups to give incorrect results (very uncommon but very annoying). This error has now been fixed.

Membership Offer - Butterfly Conservation

To say thank you to all Moth Count supporters, Butterfly Conservation are offering one full year's free membership . 
To join or find out more go to www.butterfly-conservation.org/join and use prmotion code MC100.  Valid offer until 31/12/2015. 
Help us Please. Submitting Records. 

Thank you all for your 2105 records. 
As we have mentioned before, it makes the job of the county recorders and our records keeper much easier if you are able to submit using Mapmate (see Submitting records page for details). Using Mapmate also means that you get to see the complete records for the county.

 If you are not able to use Mapmate, please download the spreadsheets created by Alex Parsons to help make yours and our lives easier. 
If for some reason  you can't use this method either , then submit your records to the county recorder but please organise these as a list of species and numbers seen by date rather than just a list of species and all the dates you saw them on. 
The latter method takes a great deal of time consuming extra handling on out part to get them into a final record format that can be used in country and national recording. 

Thank you

New e-Moth Newsletter available - October 2015
download here  or go to Newsletters and Other Documents Page.

New Newsletter available - July 2015
download here  or go to Newsletters and Other Documents Page.

Butterfly Conservation Lancashire Branch Recording Report 2014 Now Available
download here   or go to Newsletters and Other Documents Page.


Status of the macro moths of the Arnside and Silverdale AONB, by Brian Hancock. Download from link below or go to Newsletters and Other Documents page.


New moth events now published. See Events page for details.

New Versions of Spreadsheets now available. October 2014
Now on Version 3
Small corrections to both Macro and micro sheets. 
Changes to some taxon names, status and addition of some vernacular names for more micros.

If you have already downloaded copies of the spreadsheets from this site, please take a moment to download the latest versions. As you can imagine, with new programs, we are still finding small errors. 
The latest was in the Micro entry excel spreadsheet, so if you are having problems, download it again now. 

The links are on the Submitting Records page.

The changes made include adding the new ABH numbers to the sheets, for information, as well as changing the internal workings of the spreadsheets to improve readability between Open Office and Excel. This latter change should be totally transparent to you. 
The ABH numbers (standing for Agassiz, Beavan, Heckford)  are the new pan European numbering system which is beginning to be more commonly used. 

We have also added a copy of the Agassiz checklist to the  Guidlines for Recorders page, or you can download it HERE

Important  VC59 Micro Records Can Now Be Submitted
Richard Walker has developed an approach for handling Micro Records for VC59. 
For details see the link on the Submitting Records  page or follow the links here. 

Please take this opportunity to send in your Micro records so that we can begin to fill in the gaps for VC59 (South Lancashire).

 NEW version of PUGS OF LANCASHIRE now available, thanks to Brian Hancock. Download using the link HERE 


The contents of this site is almost all copied, with kind permission from Steve and Carolyn Palmer and others from the former Lancashire Moths site. The previous site has now been honourably retired.