moths are great! (Julie Stoneman)

How to take part


Taking part in the National Moth Recording Scheme is simple and everyone is welcome. Any larger (macro-) moth that you see, whether you are moth trapping on a Scottish mountain or relaxing in your garden, can be recorded and submitted to form part of this important scheme.

  • Step 1: spot and identify your moth.
  • Step 2: write down the essential details to make a record.
  • Step 3: send the record to the appropriate County Moth Recorder or use the NMRS online recording system. In either case, County Moth Recorders may contact you to check aspects of the record, for example, if it is of an unusual species.

If you have lots of sightings then it is advisable to check with your County Moth Recorder about the best way to submit your records.

It is as easy as that. Many thanks for your support!

Pink-barred Sallow (Robert Thompson)