The Berkshire Moth Group is a friendly group dedicated to moth recording and conservation in the county. This website provides information about some of our activities - use the "Navigation" links on the left to explore the site.

Please contact us to join the group, or for further information. For questions about moth identification or to upload photos see also


  • Micro-moth verification guidelines Just over a year ago, some extremely useful guidance on micro-moth verification was supplied by Butterfly Conservation for the National Moth Recording Scheme. The guidance was compiled by Dr ...
    Posted 11 May 2017, 04:18 by Martin Harvey
  • Records for the National Moth Atlas Apologies that I've not been able to give more feedback on this process, and apologies that I'm not as far advanced with it as I would like. But ...
    Posted 8 Mar 2017, 14:28 by Martin Harvey
  • Activity pages on iRecord We now have three activity pages on iRecord, one that shows all records within that system, one that shows all records for 2016 (i.e. it gives us a cumulative ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2016, 05:20 by Martin Harvey
  • Pheromone lures for clearwing moths On our Resources page you can now download a spreadsheet showing which pheromones attract which clearwing moths, along with the habitats, foodplants and times of year that you need to ...
    Posted 24 Mar 2016, 14:37 by Martin Harvey
  • Database reaches half a million! I've just noticed that following some recent record imports the county moth database now contains over half a million records! Congratulations to all involved over many years.Exactly which ...
    Posted 8 Jan 2016, 14:21 by Martin Harvey
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Latest items on the Upper Thames Moths blog:

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Beautiful blues

A short animated video of the extraordinary run of records and photos for Clifden Nonpareil in Berkshire - maybe now a resident species???

Year without equal - a celebration of Clifden Nonpareil moth in Berkshire

Brilliant guide to micro-moths - available to purchase now!!

"It is astonishingly good" - "the book makes me very happy!"

Common Micro-moths of Berkshire

Over 100 species included, in full colour throughout.
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