Rosemary Winnall and Neil Gregory 

National Moth Night is an event organised by Atropos. Many public moth trapping sessions are held around the country in addition to people noting what comes to their garden or house lights. This year’s public event for Worcestershire was held in Ribbesford Wood, near the Wyre Forest. It was well attended, with a total of 5 light traps.  

Unfortunately the weather was not ideal, with temperatures falling to 7 degrees. 24 species of moth were recorded, as well as some interesting woodlice and beetles. Brindled Pug was the most numerous, with 62 seen in total. The moths seen were all common, nevertheless they are useful records for a national snapshot. 

I thank the people who sent in their records for this year. Next year’s National Moth Night will be held on 22nd May and I would like to encourage as many people as possible to send in any moth records so I can forward them to the national organisers. 

Records to or through the Biological Records Centre  

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