Please send us your Bedfordshire moth records.

As you may well know a lot of species groups and especially moths are recorded by the Watsonian Victorian vice-counties created by H.C.Watson in 1852. Under this system Bedfordshire is classified as VC30 and the boundary of this is roughly the same as that of the administrative county of Bedfordshire with a few exceptions listed below:-

In VC30 but not Bedfordshire administrative - Eaton Socon (Cambs.), Holwell (Herts.), Humbershoe & Buckwood (Herts.), Tilbrook (Cambs.), part of Wymington (Northants.), part of Astwood (Northants.)

In Bedfordshire administrative but not VC30 - Farndish (VC32), Woodbury (VC29), Kensworth & part of Caddington - now including a large part of Dunstable (VC20), part of Studham (VC20), Linslade (VC24) & Wavendon Heath (VC24) All the above may have confused you but the important way of sorting this out is by submitting the Ordnance Survey grid reference of the site you found the moth to at least a 1km square if possible.

Individual or small numbers of records can be sent by post or email to the recorders and they will be happy to answer any identification queries you may have by phone or email. Recording spreadsheets for macro-moths can be supplied by email and paper sheets are also available. If you find a rare species please try and contact the recorders as soon as possible so that the moth can be viewed and the identification checked.

Please read and agree to our Data & Privacy Policy before submitting records or photos.


  • Preferred - Bedfordshire Moths Online Recorder - Online, direct Bedfordshire moth recording. Store and view all your records and photos. - Click Here

  • Express Recorder - Fast and easy, 'express record' links and buttons on every species page.

  • Spreadsheet - Example Spreadsheet (.xlsx) (right click and save)
    Please only use this format.

  • MapMate™ - Export to Bedfordshire Moths. Click Here


    Please DO NOT use iNaturalist as we do not currently see records on there, cannot verify them and so they are "lost" records sadly of little use.

CMRs (County Moth Recorders)
Andy & Melissa Banthorpe


  • 32 Long Close, Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire, SG16 6JS

  • Tel: 01462 850753

  • Mobile: 07885 159380













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